Department of Classics



site header


Course fee: $2,500 

Fee includes: housing, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays, trips to sites and museums, museum tickets, transportation to and from the dig.

Fee does not include: round-trip international airfare; passport; food during weekends; personal travel/activity/spending money; tuition for full credit course (for students of CLST 409/CLAS 809).

Visa is not required, unless you wish to stay in Italy longer than 90 days.

Accommodation and meals: Participants in the Caere Excavation are housed in rental properties in in the town of Cerveteri. Units have a small kitchen. The largest ones also have a washer. However, there are no dryers. There are drying racks available for use in the properties.

Please be advised that these units were designed for family vacations, so in each there are also double beds, some of which cannot be split.

Breakfast: self-catering.
Lunch: A sandwich, fruit and a bottle of water delivered at the dig site from a local deli.
Dinner: at a buffet restaurant and pizzeria at Cerveteri. A main course and a side of your choice and a bottle of water. There are a variety of food options, including vegetarian options.

Funding opportunities for excavation participants:

Participants in the excavation are encouraged to apply for our travel awards.