In order to offer the student a comprehensive understanding of the city of Rome, site visits are organized and included in the educational program of the different courses. Traditionally we plan the following visits in Rome:


Ara Pacis Museum - Campo Marzio - Capitoline Hill and Roman Forum - Capitoline Museums - Church in Tor Tre Teste, R. Meier - Crypta Balbii - EUR (Museo della Civiltà Romana & Palazzo dei Congressi) - Foro Italico - Hadrian's Mausoleum - Imperial Fora and Trajan's Market - Macro, Odile Decq - MAXXI, Zaha Hadid - Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II - Museo Andersen – Palatine Hill and Colosseum - Palazzo Venezia - Piazza del Popolo - Portico d'Ottavia - Quartiere Coppede’ - Rome’s Auditorium, Renzo Piano - S. Giovanni in Laterano - S. Maria della Vittoria - S. Susanna - S.Clemente - Saint Peter's Basilica and Piazza - Santa Maria in Trastevere - Santo Stefano Rotondo - SS.Quattro Coronati - Strada Sistina and Strada Pia - Teatro di Marcello - Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio - Vatican Museums - Via Giulia - Villa Farnesina - Villa Giulia

One Day Didactic Tours

Although the program is based in Rome, the Rome Center arranges several visits which are considered part of the program and curriculum. There are day trips within the Lazio region and nearby Umbria. The excursions include transportation, entrance fees to museums and the participation of a Rome Center professor who leads the group.


Traditionally we plan the following visits:

  • Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d'Este

  • Ostia Antica

  • Orvieto

Optional Tours

The Rome Center organizes additional optional weekend tours, in some beautiful Italian locations, led by one or two UARC professors. The tours include transportation, accommodation in hotel and entrance fees to museums. These tours will be subject to payment by the students. 


Optional tours may include the following destinations, located in different regions of Italy:

  • Southern Italy - Matera, Pompei, Paestum (3 days / 2 nights)

  • Trentino Alto Adige - Dolomites (3 days / 2 nights)

  • Milan, Turin (3 days / 2 nights)