The Piazza Navona area, which is located close to the University of Arkansas Rome Center, is representative of the Renaissance and Baroque periods of Rome. Built upon the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian, it is a part of the city that was populated by the local nobility, clergy, artisans and merchants. Today, it attracts foreigners, tourists and students because many of the architectural masterpieces of Rome lay within its narrow streets.
You can relax by the fountains of Piazza Navona or visit the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps, shop at the traditional open market and old bakeries of Campo dei Fiori, or visit the many churches within the area. Further along is the Tiber River, and if you cross the ancient bridge, Ponte Sisto, you arrive in Trastevere, another very picturesque area of Rome.
The city of Rome, with its rich cultural resources, offers an endless source of learning opportunities for students from all over the world.
Students are invited to view the city as a laboratory where they can examine historical Rome and review the evolution of an urban context over two thousand years of development.
Rome, with its unique urban stratification, is an ideal model to enhance awareness of the very different, and sometimes contradictory, transformations that the city has undergone. During their Roman sojourn, students enjoy new experiences and explore fresh ideas and perspectives that contribute to their academic and cultural growth.