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The St. Ambrose Alumni Association Tour Program provides opportunities to travel with fellow Ambrosians and experience cultures around the world.

The next SAU Alumni & Friends study tour of Italy will take place on May 18-28, 2015.  This trip is sponsored by SAU and hosted by Rev. Robert "Bud" Grant and the Academy for the Study of St. Ambrose of Milan.  Details are listed below.  Interested Ambrosians should contact Anne Gannaway.

2015 Trip Details

The trip begins in Milan where you will visit sites associated with St. Ambrose, like his tomb, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the duomo, and the excavations under the piazza del duomo where you'll find the baptistery built by St. Ambrose and where Augustine was baptized.  Then you'll head to Florence and Assisi.  Finally, you'll visit Rome before departing.  The trip consists of two days in each city: Milan, Florence, and Assisi and five days in Rome.

The cost is $3,000 per person, which includes hotels, some meals, group transportation, and museum fees.  Travelers are expected to book their own flights to Italy and pay for unincluded expenses, like some meals and incidentals (first deposit due by Feb. 15, 2015).  The trip is capped at 15 participants and includes a great deal of walking with modest accommodations.

Recap of 2014 Trip

The last trip, "Ambrose's Italy" occured June 22 through July 3, 2014.  Check the Italy 2014 page for updates and details from their trip.  The tour was led by Fr. Robert "Bud" Grant.