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Vino e Volcanoes, May 20 - 30, 2011

Alumni Trip to Italy, May 20 - 30, 2011

Louise and Richard Chamberlin at Mt. Etna

Intrepid alumni Louise and Richard Chamberlin are leading New Mexico Tech's trip to Italy next year, and we want YOU to come!

Why do you want to come? Because you'll see some of the favorite objects of Tech alumni, namely volcanoes and the bottoms of wine bottles.

Mt. Etna! Mt. Vesuvius! Stromboli! Pompeii!

The tour is being organized by AHI International, specialists in alumni group travel.

Positano, Italy
Here's the official tour description:

As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily abounds with enchanting natural beauty, fascinating folklore and incomparable cuisine. Begin your discovery of this fascinating region in Syracuse. Located in Ortygia, it was one of the most important cities in the ancient world. Admire the baroque architecture of the town of Noto and marvel at the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina. Visit the remains of the Greek colony at Agrigento, described as “the most beautiful city built by mortal men” by the Greek poet Pindar. A highlight is a local winery visit.

Immerse yourself in Sicily’s scenic splendor during a drive up the huge volcanic edifice of Mt. Etna. Visit a farm to learn about the important ingredient for Sicily’s limoncello liqueur. In Taormina, you’ll walk among the many Greek, Roman and medieval monuments.

After our full-day excursion to the islands of Lipari and fiery Stromboli, board an overnight ferry to Italy’s mainland.

Bathing Beauties of Armerina, Italy

Explore the geologically "restless" caldera west of Naples, Campi Felegri, and and see its treasured archaeological artifacts before settling in the lovely resort town of Sorrento with cliff-top lemon groves, carefree cafés and sparkling seas. Walk the ancient Roman streets of the excavated cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Hike to the overlook of Mount Vesuvius, the source of their devastation. Marvel at the winding streets of charming Positano, Italy’s most vertical town. Admire the breathtaking natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast.


Start saving now, as this first class tour will cost just under $4000 for double occupancy; just over $4000 for single occupancy. That does not include airfare.

Details are being finalized. To get on a mailing list for our brochure, call Carolyn Conroy at 800-451-8673 x 4526 or email

Oh, and the Chile alumni trip was canceled because of that teensy earthquake. Did we mention that buying trip insurance is a good idea?


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