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Montepulciano

 

You’ll fly into Rome, Italy, then settle into student apartments located in Montepulciano, a picturesque, hilltop town of about 14,000 people in the southeast part of beautiful Tuscany, one of the sites for the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. You won’t simply shuffle between major tourist sites. You’ll become part of the fabric of local life.  You’ll come to know the lilt of Italian conversation sitting at a café in the Piazza Grande, the bustle of market days on Thursdays, the taste of gelato on a warm spring day.

While you are living and studying in Montepulciano, King University faculty will also introduce you to Italian culture and language, history, art, and literature. You will have the opportunity to travel to variety of other sites and cities such as Florence, Siena, Assisi, Venice,  and Rome.  You can stand beneath Brunelleschi’s dome in the Duomo, Florence’s cathedral. You can wander the Uffizi Gallery filled with works by Botticelli, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael. You can ponder Michelangelo’s David in the Galleria dell’Accademia and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica. You can stand in the Roman Forum and the Coliseum.  You can take the measure of Vatican Square and enter the catacombs of St. Calisto.  You can earn academic credit as you step into the classroom without walls.