Gary Lewis, GEOetc and Chris Spencer, TravelingGeologist, lead…

The Volcanoes of Italy

A trip for Earth Science & Geography Teachers from around the world

Teachers, Pre-service teachers, College Students, and their friends are welcome on this trip.

July 2026

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This ten-day (9 night) field experience will take you to the famous volcanoes of Sicily, the Eolian Islands and the Bay of Naples where you will experience the geological and cultural history of these amazing landforms.

Join other educators for hikes and cruises to explore the active volcanoes of Etna, Volcano, Stromboli, and Vesuvius.  We will
discuss not only their tectonic settings but how their chemistry influences their eruptive styles.  We will visit the famous site of Pompei and see how the city of Naples has grown around an active volcano.

We will visit these sites with a local expert as well as world-renown geoscience educators Chris Spencer and Gary Lewis.

You will return to your classroom with:

  • Classroom samples
  • Amazing images of sites you have seen
  • Skills you can transfer to your students.

See photos from the 2023 trip


The Volcanoes of Italy – July 2026

Cost: Estimated $US 3295 per person (not including airfares to/from Italy.  Shared rooms).

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Perfect for people from around the world…..
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Refund policy – Italy Volcanoes 2026 Trip

Trip payment (including deposit) is fully refundable minus a US$50 administration fee up till COB on October 30,  2025.   Cancellations between November 1, 2025, and January 15, 2026 will forfeit full deposit (US$500). Full payment is due before January 15, 2026  There are no refunds after January 15,  2026   All participants MUST be vaccinated against COVID and provide evidence for travel insurance for the trip period when full payment is made.

The Volcanoes of Italy – July 2026
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