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My trip with Bella Vita this past summer was a delight. Everything I saw and learned, and the friends I met, made it so amazing and gave me immense joy! History and the Faith just came alive, while I gained a love of art and Italian culture. It opened up a world of ideas and possibilities to me. I learned so much about the beauty contained in the Western world, and the wealth of knowledge and art passed down to us through the ages. Every detail was attended to as we dined in restaurants and shopped in the Florentine leather market. Thanks to ProRome, Italy completely surpassed my expectations and I will definitely be back. From Mass in St. Peters to watching the sunset in Florence, I couldn’t have asked for a more fulfilling experience. Thank you so much!

This is such a unique and inspiring program for young women! I developed a deep appreciation for art and the beauty it brings. I also learned that each person has their own ‘art’, their individual mission that God has called them to fulfill. This really brought to mind the particular importance and value of women; we can bring a unique, profound beauty to the world simply by practicing our ‘art’, the art of being daughters of God. Needless to say, this program has changed me for the better and I hope you will join Bella Vita to see just what a remarkable experience it is!

2019 Program

June 25 – July 5

Girls ages 14 – 18. 

Limited to 25 girls. 

$3600.00

Chaperones

       

We’re looking for Catholic women to serve as program chaperones. 

 

The chaperone cost is $2400.00. 

Explore Italy

Bella Vita Summer Program gives girls the chance to explore Italy. Although the focus is primarily on Rome, our girls also explore the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena.

Every day will begin with morning Mass. Bella Vita program chaplains celebrate both the ordinary extraordinary forms of the Mass for the girls.

Art History, Italian & Cooking

At Bella Vita girls study Art History, Italian and Cooking. In this way Bella Vita is both culturally enriching and lots of fun.

Great Friends

Bella Vita is a program of friends. Our staff, chaperones and students forge lifelong friendships with each other.

Safety

At Bella Vita Summer Program, safety is our #1 priority. With a 1:5 staff to student ratio, our policy is 24/7 adult supervision. The only exception is campus, where our students can spend time together without adult supervision.

Cost

We understand that cost is prohibitive. That’s why we’ve created a fundraising guide. Click here to learn all about how you can fundraise your way to Italy! 

Getting There

Bella Vita Summer Program offers a chaperoned group flight to and from Rome, Italy. The flight is on Lufthansa from JFK (New York) to FCO (Rome). The cost of this flight is INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. Please CLICK HERE for detailed information on the group flight. 

FAQs

Where is the Bella Vita Summer Program Campus?

Our campus in Rome is the Casa di Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci. This wonderful little guesthouse is just next to St. Peter’s Basilica and features a classroom, dining hall and common area for the girls. Every room has two single beds, a bathroom and A/C and WiFi. Onsite Staff is available 24 hours a day. Our staff are always present as well. Visit the campus website 

Are classes designed for students of a certain skill-level? I am worried that my daughter will not be able to keep up.

Classes are designed so that each student can learn at her own level. There is no homework and there are no exams.

May I speak with parents who have sent their children to a ProRome summer program?

Absolutely. We have a list of parent ambassadors who have offered to speak with anyone considering this opportunity.

When and how do I apply for and attend Bella Vita Summer Program?

Immediately. Contact us today and we will set up a preliminary phone call with you. We’ll then send you an application by airmail to fill out and return.

Rates

What is the cost of the program and what does this include?

The program cost is $3600.00. This includes everything.

May I pay by credit card?

Yes – in this case a 3% surcharge will be applied.

Are there any fundraising opportunities?

We provide a “Fundraising Guide” to help you raise funds for Bella Vita Summer Program

Are there discounts available?

We do not offer any scholarships however we do provide a comprehensive 6-page “Fundraising Guide” for those who would like to raise funds for Bella Vita Summer Program. Many of our students have successfully fundraised their way to Rome. Please inquire.

How do I pay for the program?

A check for each can be mailed to “ProRome, LLC” no later than each payment due date:

  • $300.00 Deposit: Due with Registration
  • $1650.00 Installment: Due January 25, 2019
  • $1650.00 Installment: Due March 29, 2019

Travel Safety

Is ProRome insured? Also, is there travel insurance available?

Yes. We are fully insured with Travel Agents and Tour Operators Professional Liability Insurance through Zurich American Insurance Company . And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome Tours.

Is Italy safe? I am worried about the safety of my daughter.

Italy is safe. The American and Italian authorities are doing an excellent job of keeping Italians and their visitors safe and comfortable.

Just as anywhere, the vigilance and responsibility of the program staff is paramount in order to ensure the safety of the students. Bella Vita staff are with the students at all times.

Can you tell me a little bit about the Bella Vita staff’s qualifications?

Each staff member is a dedicated Catholic with a Bachelor of Arts from a Catholic institution. Each staff member and chaperone is CPR and AED certified. Each staff member and chaperone has undergone background checks and is Virtus ® certified.

What happens if there is a threat or an attack of any sort?

Bella Vita remains in close contact with the American embassy in Rome, who issues safety and security messages for Italy on their website.

In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our students are safe and able to communicate immediately with their parents. We will then follow the instructions of the local Italian and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.

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