Informational tea planned for Fairfield University's 24th annual Italy Alumni Art Tour


Adventurers looking for a little learning with their leisure are invited to an informational meeting regarding Fairfield University's 24th annual Italy Alumni Art Tour, a nine-day "flying seminar" in March that includes tours of Rome, the picturesque Amalfi Coast and the fables isle of Capri. The informal tea will be held on Monday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. in Bellarmine Hall, Room 114.

Open to the University community and the public, "Papal Palaces and Seaside Villas" is organized through University College of Fairfield University in affiliation with the Office of Alumni Relations.

The tour will take place from March 4 through 13 and includes formal walking tours of many of Italy's most beautiful and historic sites. Travelers will visit the Roman Pantheon, Tivoli and the retirement palace of the Emperor Hadrian, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Church of the Gesu (the Jesuits' 'mother church') the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Orvieto Cathedral, the excavated ancient city of Pompeii, and other points of artistic and spiritual significance.

The fully escorted tour includes round-trip airfare, banquet-style lunches and dinners, breakfast daily, accommodations in first class four-star hotels and all taxes and museum entrance fees. The all-inclusive tour cost is $3,290 per person based upon double occupancy.

The tour leaders are three members of the Fairfield University community who have strong knowledge of Italian life, culture and history: Philip Eliasoph, Ph.D., professor of art history; Yael Eliasoph, adjunct lecturer, Italian language and culture; and the Rev. Charles Allen, S.J., executive assistant to the president.

Tour accommodations are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on the tour or to reserve a seat at the information meeting, call Elizabeth Hastings at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 27, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 89