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.
La Dolce Vita: The Italian Lakes of Como, Garda and Maggiore
Learn the story of the Italian Lakes Region as you voyage to iconic islands, savor renowned cuisine, visit the museum home of “Oetzi the Iceman” and explore unique villas and gardens.
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.
Italian Extravaganza: Rome, Florence and Venice at Their Finest
With top instructors and ample time, discover Italy’s incredible art, architecture, history, food and more in three of the world’s most spectacular cities – Rome, Florence and Venice.
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.
Independent Florence: From Medieval to Modern Culture
Florence has served as an inspiration to residents from Leonardo da Vinci to Michelangelo. Experience its magic for yourself as you explore on your own and with experts.
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.
Under the Tuscan Sun: Italian Adventures With Your Grandchild
Under the Tuscan sun, you and your grandchild will create memories that will last a lifetime as you discover amazing art, learn some Italian and explore ancient ruins together.
Under the Tuscan Sun: Italian Adventures With Your Family
Under the Tuscan sun, you and your family will create memories that will last a lifetime as you discover amazing art, learn some Italian and explore ancient ruins together.
The Magic & Mythology of the Amalfi Coast With Your Grandchild
Immerse yourself in the ancient history and traditions of Sorrento, Italy, all while making lasting memories with your grandchild.
The Magic & Mythology of the Amalfi Coast With Your Family
Immerse yourself in the ancient history and traditions of Sorrento, Italy, all while making lasting memories with your family.