See Italy as few ever get the chance to experience this Old World Country! Wabash Professor of Religion Bill Cook '66 - who has dedicated much of his scholarly life to St. Francis of Assissi and traveling Italy - will lead a Wabash alumni travel group on a two-week excursion.
Arrive in Florence and Cook will give you insights to the city's amazing art and architecture. There will be plenty of time to shop Florence's high fashion shops and incredible public markets.
After four days in Florence the group will move to the ancient city of Sienna. Along the way Cook has arranged a private visit to political philosopher/author Machiavelli's villa. Sienna will be home base while the group visits the hilltop town of towers, San Gimignano, visit Tuscany's small villages and enjoy a picnic at a Medieval Castle. And of course Tuscany is the heart of Italy's wine country.
The trip will conclude with three nights in Assisi. Cook will share his life's scholarly work on the history and knowledge of Saint Francis.
Details are being finalized. The trip will cover two weeks with an approximate departure of June 11. Exact dates and cost will be published soon. The trip cost will cover nights in 3 or 4 star hotels, all museum admission fees, travel in Italy and several meals.
Flight arrangements to the point of departure will be each individual's responsibility on top of the trip cost.
If you are interested in the trip please write Director of Alumni Relations Tom Runge: email@example.com
If you'd like a feel for what Cook brings to an Italian adventure, check out the blogs from his Immersion Learning trip Dec. 28-Jan 8, 2010, here.