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About the region of Campania

The region of Campania which surrounds Sorrento possesses an immensely important architectural heritage that extends back to the age of Homer. Within easy reach are the Greek cities of Paestum and Cuma; the Roman cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Puteoli; the Roman villas of Oplonti and Castellamare; the Renaissance and Baroque architecture of Naples; and the traditional Mediterranean townscapes of Ravello, Amalfi, Capri, Ischia, and Sorrento itself. The innumerable cultural assets of the area and independent travel opportunities promise an incomparable learning experience for students of all disciplines. Faculty and Alfred State students will travel together in January to Sorrento, and, at the end of the term, students will be free to travel independently before returning to the US. Classes in Sorrento will commence in January and end in May.