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Revelle in Rome

Program full for summer 2022

We hope to offer this program again in a future summer.



William Tronzo

Bill Tronzo head shotWilliam Tronzo, Senior Teaching Professor in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD, is an art historian whose teaching and research, from the very beginning of his career, has brought him continuously to Rome, where he has logged many years in residence. He has had a long association with the American Academy in Rome, the center for artists and scholars on the Janiculum Hill right beside the American University of Rome (AUR), where the Global Seminar will hold its classes.

His connection to the city began with his dissertation and has involved, more recently, co-directing a three-year program of conferences on the medieval Mediterranean at the American Academy funded by the Getty Foundation, and a stint at the University of Rome, where he gave seminars in the History of Art and continues to advise and work with students. The recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, he has published extensively on the art and architecture of the Mediterranean world from Late Antiquity through the early Renaissance. Another focus of his research is the historical landscape, as social network and mediator of images, not to mention the entire Italian South, including Naples and Islamic and Medieval Palermo. At UCSD, he teaches a wide range of courses in the History of Art and Architecture. He is also faculty advisor to the Mellon Initiative of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, the PATH program (Preparing Accomplished Transfers to the Humanities), for Community College transfers to UCSD.



We will study the revival of classical culture and values and the place of human beings in the world, as we experience Rome (and environs) and visit Florence. Rome – the eternal city and caput mundi (world capital) – will provide the backdrop for our study of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the discovery and conquest of the Americas, and the birth of scientific method.

Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 19; 3 - 4:30 pm
  • Register here for the live Zoom link and/or to get the post-session recording

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Sun., June 26, 2022
Arrival: Mon., June 27, 2022
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., June 27-28, 2022
First Day of Class: Wed., June 29, 2022
Last Day of Class: Fri., July 29, 2022
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., July 30, 2022


  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has been confirmed by reaching minimum enrollment. 
  • Because of the evolving COVID-19 situation, when you do buy tickets, we strongly encourage you to purchase refundable plane tickets or flight cancellation insurance.
  • Consider purchasing carbon offsets for your flight through your airline.
  • We strongly encourage you to make your flight arrangements to arrive on Sunday, June 27th between the times to be specified in spring in order to utilize airport pick up. Students arriving outside of the airport pick-up window would need to make their way to Hotel Ripa in Trastevere themselves (easiest by taxi).
  • The Study Abroad Office will be hosting several flight workshops to provide tips and advice on flight purchases. Check the Study Abroad Calendar for more information. 
  • Our overseas partner requires that all students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in this program. The provider will request verification during the pre-departure process. No refunds will be given for failure to comply.