Art history of Sicily course
Study abroad programs in Italy, Sicily

Sicily Art History course

Sicily is  where the history of Italy started more than 2.500 years ago. As Wolfgang J. Goethe wrote in 1786: “Without Sicily, Italy cannot be fully understood. It is here one finds the key to all things”. The Greek theaters along its coasts, the temples on its hills, the Carthaginian and Roman mosaics of its villas are witness and ancestors of Italy’s enormous art heritage. Sicily has served as a meeting place for three continents, each of which has contributed to Sicily’s unique history, art and cultural heritage. Few places have been impacted by as many civilizations: the Sicani, the Sicilian, the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Spaniards – all influenced the vibrant Sicilian culture. Sicily and Taormina specifically, offer a wonderful opportunity to study these various periods due to the countless celebrated examples of art within each period.  The Art History of Sicily course explores chronologically Sicily’s magnificently rich 2500 years of art and culture.  No previous study is required.

<strong>Study abroad programs in Italy, Sicily</strong></p> <p><strong>Sicily Art History course</strong>
Course code
FA 411 Roots of Italy: Art History of Sicily (taught in English)
FA 412 Le Radici della Storia dell’Arte in Italia: la Sicilia (taught in Italian)
Course offered during

January Winter Break Study in Sicily, Italy Intersession Programs
Summer Term Study in Sicily, Italy Programs
Semester Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy

Students can enroll in this course or combine this course with a language or other culture courses in a longer study program