Application for Secondary School Summer Credit Course in Italy 2021 is now open.

For program updates and COVID 19 restrictions please click here.

Program Details

Applications for Summer Credit Course in Italy 2021 are now being accepted.

Please note: COVID 19 and the 2021 program.
We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic afflicting the world and specifically as it relates to this summer’s study and travel program in Italy.

A decision will be made on the viability of this year’s program by the end of March, based on Public Health recommendations and travel advisories for Canada and Italy, in order to safeguard students, their families and staff.

In the meantime, we continue to accept online registration forms, however, the mail-in form and payments will be delayed until such time as a decision is made.

Apply Online.

*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 $350 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 09, 2021 (Tentative)
Toronto-Rome with arrival next day.
Return: Sunday August 1, 2021 (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
  • 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”.  A confirmation email will be sent soon afterwards.
  3. Print, complete and sign the mail-in application form, and prepare your first installment payment and postdated cheques all made payable to Ventresca Travel Agency Ltd. Confirmation of acceptance will likely be sent by December 31, 2020.
  4. Mail the application form and all postdated cheques to:

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


TOTAL COST: $6,145.00 per student (add $350.00 for Photography component)
 (Full comprehensive Insurance package is included in the cost)

Please complete your mail-in application and submit with your first installment payment and all postdated cheques as outlined in the payment schedule below:

  • 1 December, 2020            $1,650.00
  • 30 January, 2021                       $1,500.00 ($1850.00 for Photography)
  • 15 March, 2021                         $1,500.00
  • 30 April, 2021                         $1,495.00


The Hamilton Dante Center charges a $700.00 fee for their organization, preparation and administration of the experience. This fee is part of the total cost.
Cancellation on or prior to March 15, 2021 refund of monies paid to date less $700.00 Hamilton Dante administration fee and $155.00 insurance ($855.00)

Cancellation after March 15, 2021 100% penalty of monies paid to date including the aforementioned 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 the deposit cheque and the remaining post dated cheques. To download the application form click here. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required. For free download click here.

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