The study abroad program in Orvieto takes students on an educational journey of a lifetime.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GRETA RYBUS
Professor Linda Rulman
Students study outside their apartment building which overlooks Orvieto’s countryside; Student apartments offer an equally ideal backdrop for studying inside or discussing the adventures of the day with friends; A view of Orvieto’s countryside taken from the funicular station—a type of railcar used to shuttle villagers and students up the steep hills from the rail station to the village.
Villa d’Este is a 16th-century Renaissance-style villa in Tivoli, located just outside of Orvieto. Below: Back in Orvieto, students can sample the regional delicacy cinghiale (wild boar), at the shop L’Oste del Re. Bottom: When not on foot, mopeds offer the next best mode of transportation for exploring.
Traveling a country road framed by towering cypress trees is a quintessential Italian experience.
Students grab a seat to regroup and review outside of the Italian cathedral, the Duomo.
Studying becomes more adventure than requirement when done near the Italian countryside.
Rising above the Piazza del Duomo, or public square, is the Maurizio Tower. Originally used to signal the beginning (and end) of the working day for workers building the Duomo, today it still rings every hour.