CWRU Italy Tour ’15 Overview

CWRU Spartans Tour & Promote Football in Italy: May 9 – 17, 2015


Tour Highlights

• Experience Italy and la vita dolce – from Rome, through Tuscany, past Milan and to the tip of Lake Como
• Stroll the streets of ancient, historic and beautiful Rome
• Step inside the incomparable Roman Colosseum and walk the Roman Forum
• Tour Holy Rome and Vatican City
• Enjoy the ambiance of Tuscany and the beautiful city of Siena
• Discover the roots of the Renaissance in artistic Florence
• Be enchanted by the villages of Cinque Terre along the Mediterranean coast
• See the financial and fashion capital of Italy that is Milan
• View and experience the beauty of the Lake Como region
• Cheer the Spartans as the play American football against an Italian 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
• Parma – home to one of the oldest universities in the world, some of the best dining in Italy (Parma ham and Parmesan cheese) and the famous Parma Panthers American 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,
• CWRU Spartans football 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

For additional details, pricing and registration view or download the CWRU Tour Overview and Itinerary.  For registration forms: CWRU Student-Athlete Registration Form and CWRU Non-Student-Athlete Registration Form Additional questions?  Please see our CWRU FAQ Document or contact Jim Barnes at

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