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Capstones in Southern Italy and Southern Italy with (Egypt option) - Dr. Chad Heinzel (2 different courses, similar learning materials and goals)

The Egypt option does not visit western Sicily

MVI 1813 from Explore Iowa's Geology (IGEIN) on Vimeo.

Exploring Southern Italy and Sicily

Rick Steves Podcasts : Italy - Italian Cuisine 1 (audio), Italian Cuisine 2 (audio), Pasta 101 (audio) , Rome - Colosseum (audio AND map) , Sistine Chapel (audio AND map) , St. Peters (audio AND map) , Pantheon (audio AND map), Michelangelo in Rome (audio), Rome Beneath the surface (audio)

Getting ready to travel this summer...

1. Basic packing list and ideas (not complete - Please let me know if you have questions), Electrical adaptor (info) Or the minimum you might need

2. Handouts for learning Italian numbers and phrases... Page1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4

3. Sicilian Wines


Rome - We will be staying just beyond the Vatican City wall, in rooms run by a group of nuns.

Trapani - Bed & Breakfast Belveliero (Southern Italy Only)

Florence - Hostel Archi Rossi

Lipari/Canneto - Baia Unici

Catania - Gattopardo House


Activity websites


A War Diary Soars Over Rome (National Geographic, April 2015)

BBC Historical Research

Roman Emperors

The British Museum

The Vatican

Egadi Islands

La Grotta del Genovese


Aeolian Islands

Stromboli #1

Stromboli #2


Further reading...

Italian History

Lonely Planet



1968 Earthquake

Erosion post-Roman

Sicily tectonics

The day the Earth shook