We offer a wide variety of different cultural experiences and educational programs in cities throughout Italy for adults of all ages and small groups. We invite you to come travel with us and study the art, history, music, culture and society of Italy from antiquity to the present.

Trinity College has been a program provider for Road Scholar (formerly known as Elderhostel) since 1983, with the first program held in Rome. Programs last one to two weeks and are a combination of in-classroom and on-site lectures, field trips, excursions and extracurricular activities.  Visit the Road Scholar website for more information about their global offerings.

We also organize programs for school, affinity, and extended family groups.  If you’re interested in planning a trip for your own group or have questions about our offerings through Road Scholar, please contact us at
[email protected].

Explore Trinity’s offerings in the Road Scholar catalog:


The Best of Italy: Rome, Florence and Venice

Learn about three great Italian cities as you visit Rome’s preserved ruins, explore Renaissance architecture in Florence and discover the renowned cathedrals and cuisine of Venice


Cinque Terre, Carrara and Medieval Hill Towns

Explore the Cinque Terre — the Italian Riviera’s colorful villages carved above the Mediterranean Sea — and learn about medieval life, Michelangelo and the history of nearby Lerici.


Treasures of Sicily

Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of Sicily as you learn about important archaeological sites, ancient towns, historic monuments and savor a meal on the slopes of Mt. Etna.


Beyond the View: The Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

Explore the ruins of Pompeii, enjoy a cooking class in Sorrento, see the gardens that inspired Wagner’s Parsifal and revel in the sites as you take a deeper look at the Amalfi Coast.


Italy: Classic Tuscany and the Treasures of Florence

Explore medieval villages, discover Renaissance architecture, visit ancient marble quarries and savor renowned wine and cuisine as you learn the timeless story of Tuscany and Florence.


Roaming Rome: The City of the Seven Hills

Become an expert on the Eternal City on an adventure that combines the insight of local scholars with a flexible schedule and city-center lodging ideal for self-led discovery.


Independent Venice: Art, Culture and Canals

Discover the timeless beauty, architectural grandeur, world-class cuisine and unparalleled cultural legacy of Venice with local experts and plenty of time on your own.


Christmas in Rome

When in Rome, celebrate Christmas as the locals do. Enjoy the Christmas markets, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, and explore the grand monuments of the city’s past and present.


Christmas in Assisi

‘Tis the season for musical performances, great works of art, expert lectures and traditional Umbrian cuisine on this holiday celebration in Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis.


New Year's in Florence

Ring in the New Year in Florence, enjoying traditions of cuisine, culture and art as you learn about Renaissance architecture and the region’s fascinating history.


New Year's in Sorrento

Experience New Year’s in Sorrento, a picturesque town on the gorgeous southern coastline of Italy. Celebrate the holidays as you learn Italian history and culture from local experts.