Vergilian Society Cumae Program

A group of people stand in front of Villa VergilianaCumae, Villa Vergiliana with 2016 Summer Tour Group (Photo credit: Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow)

Cumae, Bay of Naples, Italy

If you are interested in the archaeology of the Bay of Naples (Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, villas on Capri, Puteoli, Mount Vesuvius, Oplontis, and much more), the Vergilian Society Cumae study tour is a great opportunity. The world’s earliest archaeological laboratories, Pompeii and Herculaneum, buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE, along with many other sites in the area, offer a uniquely rich showcase of Graeco-Roman approaches to living both in town and country. Students on the study tour learn about the ingenuity with which Greeks and Romans (and their lesser known Etruscan, Samnite, and Lucanian neighbors) faced the pressures and pleasures of their daily lives.

For additional information, costs, and day by day itinerary, please visit the Vergillian Society website.