Application for Secondary School Summer Credit Course in Italy 2022 is now open.
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Program Details

Applications for Summer Credit Course in Italy 2022 are now being accepted.

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*Earn 2 Credits*  

Students may earn up to two credits but only, if they combine photography with another credit course. For example, Beginner Italian and Photography. There is an additional charge of $150 for those wishing to enrol in the second credit program.

Courses offered depending on enrolment.

  • Classical Civilization – LVV 4U (pre-requisite: ENG 2D1 or ENG 2P1)
  • English – ENG 3U / ENG 3C / ENG 4U / ENG 4C   (pre-requisite for all English courses)
  • Italian – LWI BD1 / LWI CU1 / LWI DU1  (pre-requisite only for LWI CU1 and LWI DU1)
  • Photography – TGP 3M1 / TGP 4M1  (pre-requisite only for TGP 4M1)



Please note that information meetings will be held for those students and parents wishing more information and registering for the Summer Credit Programs in Italy. See below for fees and other requirements.


Departure: Friday July 08, 2022 (Tentative)
Toronto-Rome with arrival next day.
Return: Saturday July 30, 2022 (Tentative)
Venice /Marco Polo International Airport – Toronto with arrival same day.

Fee Includes:

  • Non-stop round-trip airfare Toronto to Rome – Venice to Toronto
  • Canadian and Italian airport taxes, departure taxes, hotel taxes
  • Comprehensive youth insurance package
  • Air-conditioned luxury motor coaches
  • Accommodation in hotels
  • All daily breakfasts, most lunches and all dinners
  • All excursions on itinerary (Rome, Pompeii, Chieti, Sulmona, Florence, Assisi, Pisa, Venice, Verona)
  • All guided tours and entrance fees to museums, art galleries and monuments
  • Culinary demonstrations
  • Use of Italian school classrooms as well as other sites
  • Instruction by Ontario certified teachers as the credit program is offered by local Ontario District School Boards
  • Use of textbooks

Fee does not include:

  • Transportation to / from Toronto Pearson Airport
  • Light lunches when travelling (approx. 7)
  • Cell phone usage (phone plans)
  • Non-instructional items for Photography students
  • School supplies
  • Purchase of items of a personal nature



  1. Visit the Hamilton Dante Centre website:
  2. Complete the online application form and click “submit”.  There is no fee for the online application. A confirmation email will be sent soon afterwards.
  3. Print, complete and sign the mail-in application form,
  4. Prepare all installment payments (postdated cheques) payable to Ventresca Travel Agency Ltd.
  5. Note: If you are taking Photography, include the additional fee cheque for $150 payable to the Hamilton Dante Centre. Confirmation of acceptance will likely be sent by February 15, 2022. (SEE FEE SCHEDULE BELOW.)

  6. Mail the application form and all postdated cheques to:

Hamilton Dante Centre, 446 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton ON L8T 1A8

TOTAL COST: $6,745.00 per student (add $150.00 for Photography)
 (Full comprehensive Insurance package is included in the cost)


Four (4) post dated cheques payable to Ventresca Travel Agency Ltd.

  • 1 February, 2022            $1,000.00
  • 1 March, 2022                 $2,000.00
  • 31 March, 2022               $2,000.00
  • 28 April, 2022                 $1,745.00

Additional fee cheque for Photography students payable to Hamilton Dante Centre:

  • March 1, 2022                              $    150.00

The Hamilton Dante Center charges a $700.00 fee for their organization, preparation, and administration of the experience. This fee is included in the total cost.

Cancellation on or prior to February 28, 2022 – full refund of all monies paid to date less $700.00 Hamilton Dante administration fee.

Cancellation after February 28, 2022 – 100% penalty of monies paid to date including the $700.00 administration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application will reserve a space in the summer credit program, but the registration is not complete and the space will not be confirmed until the mail-in application form is completed and submitted with all postdated cheques. To download the application form, click here. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. For free download click here.

NOTE: All travel arrangements are made through Ventresca Travel Agency TICO #1375988.