Cultural Experience

DATE: Friday, March 11th - Sunday, March 13th
TIME: All day


PRE-DEPARTURE MANDATORY MEETING: Wednesday, March 2nd from 12:55 pm to 1:25 pm in T.G.3

Deadline to sign-up and pay is by 5:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 18th

Students must be 18 years old or older to participate in the activity.

By purchasing this activity, you are accepting the terms and conditions.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: for COVID-19 reasons, please keep in mind that all JCU Student Services sponsored trips and outdoor activities might be subject to change.



A weekend trip to explore northern Italy in three of the most beautiful and charming cities: Venice, Verona, and Vicenza, living the experience of a workshop at an ancient and magical ceramic laboratory where we will be able to get our hands dirty and tests in first person the art of working with ceramic!

In Vicenza there is something divine. (Goethe)

Vicenza has a long history and combines its ancient past together with its modern cosmopolitan outlook and thriving economy to create a city full of life. The city has an affinity with the famous architect Palladio who reinterpreted Roman architecture with sublime elegance. It has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO thanks to the harmonious splendor that characterizes its aspect.

When I seek another world for music, I never find any other word than Venice. (Nietzsche)

The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain and spice trade) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and opera music and is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi. 

There is no world beyond Verona’s walls. (Romeo – William Shakespeare)

Verona is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, thanks to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheater built by the Romans. It is also home to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. 



  • Roundtrip private coach bus service 
  • 2 nights at a 4 star hotel in Vicenza
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Private guided tours of Verona and Venezia
  • Workshop at an ancient ceramic laboratory
  • Round Trip transportation -Train from Vicenza to Venice
  • Insurance
  • Helpful and knowledgeable chaperones! 

N.B. All sanitary precautions and social distancing rules will be strictly respected


Minimum Number of Participants Required: 25
Maximum Number of Participants Required: 30

*For more information, email [email protected]

** There is a conflict with a day trip of the Ancient Roman cities course. If you attend the course you might not be able to join the weekend trip. 
***Please be reminded that, as stated in the Terms and Conditions, all activities and trips are not refundable.
****Per JCU policy, all school sponsored activities are alcohol free.