Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
The Duomo in Florence, Italy

Join us for an incredible tour of picturesque and historic cities of Italy. With tour host, Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., professor of history, you will have the opportunity to share experiences, learn from others, be a part of the extended FPU community, renew friendships and gain new ones all while being inspired by the creativity and spiritual experience of the art, architecture and people you meet of Italy.

Tour cities

  • Rome—The Colosseum, The Forum, Vatican City, St. Peters, the Sistine Chapel
  • Ostia Antiqua—an ancient port city
  • Venice—St. Mark’s Basilica, canals, bridges and historical sites
  • Assisi—where St. Francis was inspired to imitate Christ in his love of nature, the poor and those in need
  • Florence—architecture and art of the medieval and renaissance world

Tour dates

June 25-July 6, 2019


  • 10 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Five three-course dinners
  • Multilingual tour director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees


  • Land tour: $3,674
  • Flight from Fresno to Venice and return to Fresno from Rome: $1,670 (may find your own flight)
  • Total cost: $5,344

Full Details, Itinerary and Registration

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Final date to register

January 31, 2019

Previous tour group standing together.

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Or contact Steve directly at or 559-453-7155