Augustana Vikings Tour & Compete in Rome

Augustana Vikings Tour & Compete in Italy: May 23 – June 2, 2016


Tour Highlights

• Experience Italy and la vita dolce: from Imperial Rome, to beautiful Tuscany, Exquisite Cinque Terra, vibrant Bologna, incomparable Venice, into Milan and to the tip of Lake Como – this is the “Grand Italian Adventure”
• Stroll the streets of historic Rome as well as inside the grand arena Roman Colosseum and walk the Roman Forum birthplace of western civilization
• Tour Vatican City, the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and of course St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
• Enjoy the ambiance of Tuscany with day in Florence then an excursion to nearby Cinque Terra along the Ligurian Sea
• Spend a couple days in the lively and independent-thinking of Bologna
• Walk the narrow streets and take a gondola ride in the “City on Water” – Venice
• See the financial and fashion capital of Italy that is Milan
• View and experience the beauty of the Lake Como region
• Cheer the Vikings as the play American football against an Italian upper-level American football club team

Magnificent Rome

• View Vittoriano Monument, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Navona Square, Piazza Venezia, the Spanish Steps, the Appian Way and the grounds that held Circus Maximus.
• Step inside the incomparable Roman Colosseum & and walk in the historic Roman Forum
• Marvel in the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica & Square as well as nearby Castel Sant’Angelo
• The sense of history and beauty will leave you longing to return to Rome


Tuscany, Siena and Artistic Florence

• View the beauty of the Tuscan countryside
• Explore well-preserved, medieval Siena, home of “the Palio” horse race
• Immerse yourself in Florence – “Birthplace of the Renaissance”
• Cathedral Sante Maria de Fiore (“The Duomo”), Piazza della Signoria, Piazalle Michelangelo
• View and walk Ponte Vecchio Bridge over the Arno River
• Schedule personal gallery time at The Uffizi, Accademia (home to “The David”) or Pitti Palace
• Feel the power and influence of the Medici family

Cinque Terre and Parma

• Cinque Terre – five authentic, beautiful Italian villages nestled along the Ligurian Sea at the foot of steep hillsides lined with vineyards and small chateaus all linked by an efficient train line
• Bologna – home to the oldest university in the world, some of the best dining in Italy, and the Bologna Warriors football club>


Milan and Lake Como

• Milan – the financial and fashion capital of Italy, gateway to northern Europe, home of the 5th largest cathedral in the world, Sforza’s Castle, LaScala Theater, last chance shopping at the Galleria,
• Augustana Vikings football on display in Italy – practices to stay sharp per coach’s design, co-practice with another Italian club team, “Game Time” versus a team from the Italian Football League – Italy’s highest American football competitive level
• Lake Como – One of Europe’s deepest and Italy’s third largest lake, for centuries a favorite retreat spot of Italy and Europe’s wealthiest, surrounding hillsides adorned with villas and palaces to some of the world’s wealthiest

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Additional questions?  Please see our Augie Tour FAQ Document (being developed) or contact Jim Barnes at

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