Dominic Dellorso of recently got back from an all-expenses paid trip to Italy—having been one of 33 college students in the country chosen to participate in the Ambassador Peter F. Seccia "Voyage of Discovery" program.
He is the son of Edward and Diana Dellorso of Cecil.
The educational and cultural initiative sends Italian-American college students on a two-week tour throughout Italy, and is sponsored by the National Italian-American Association.
“NIAF’s Voyage of Discovery program further strengthens Italian American students’ understanding of their rich heritage and the many contributions Italy is making to the world," said NIAF President Joseph V. Del Raso in a release. "The Foundation’s program gives participants an opportunity to explore and understand the land of their ancestors while learning about modern-day Italy and creating a greater awareness of Italy as a global leader."
In its 11th year, the 12-day NIAF program included tours of The University of Bologna, The University of La Sapienza, the Torre Prendiparte in downtown Bologna, The Capitoline Museums, the Italian Parliament buildings and Palazzo Monte Ciorio, the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. The students will also visit the catacombs of St. Callixtus and Villa d’Este in Tivoli, outside of Rome. The trip will conclude with a reception hosted by the Ministero degli Affari Esteri (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
The package includes round-trip airfare between the United States and Italy, accommodations, meals, guided tours and transfers, is valued at more than $2,500 per student and financed by NIAF.
For more information, visit www.niaf.org/voyageofdiscovery.