Bell’Italia | Girl Scouts
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Date: Sun Jun 23 2024 - Fri Jul 05 2024
  • International Travel,
  • Outdoors,
  • Culture
  • Senior–9th Grade,
  • Senior–10th Grade,
  • Ambassador–11th Grade,
  • Ambassador–12th Grade,
  • Ambassador–12th Grade Graduate

This Destination is full and no longer accepting applications. Visit this site August 1, 2024 for new 2025/2026 Destinations listings.

Bell’Italia: June 23–July 5, 2024


Andiamo—let’s go! Create your very own picture-perfect postcard as you discover the beauty of Italy.


Note: this trip already has more applications than spaces. This trip will fill during the early application round that closes Nov. 15th. Please only apply if you are motivated for this specific trip, and be sure to note in your application what you can bring to the program!

About the Trip

Bell’Italia! Begin your Italian adventure with a flight to Milan. Continue on to Venice, the floating city, where you will tour the Doge’s Palace and enjoy a gondola ride.

Marvel in the beauty of Florence as you tour the birthplace of the Renaissance, making a stop at the Duomo, crossing the medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge, and much more. Snap a selfie in Pisa with the iconic 12th-century Leaning Tower.

While in Rome, explore the world’s most famous arena, the Colosseum. Discover the Roman Forum, where Julius Caesar gave his great speeches; throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain; eat gelato at the foot of the Spanish Steps; tour the Vatican; and visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Wrap up your Italian adventure by visiting the ruins in Pompeii and the seaside in Sorrento; top it all off with a boat cruise in Capri.

(Note: only a few spots remain for this Destination! Apply by November 15th, and be sure to write an essay, for consideration.)

Who Should Apply?

  • Age: Girl Scouts entering grades 9–12 or those who will have just graduated 12th grade in summer 2024

  • Interests: Culture and cuisine

  • Requirements: Up to date COVID-19 vaccination is required. You must also be comfortable around those who speak a different language from you, able to walk up to 5 miles per day with high daytime temperatures (90–100 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity), and willing to attend virtual meetings and complete assignments before the trip.

  • Equipment: Passport

  • Ignite Your Passion! This trip is great for Girl Scouts who are interested in art and culture.


The Cost

Program fee: $5,514

The program fee includes airfare from Norfolk, Virginia, to Italy. Girl Scouts will need to arrange transportation to Norfolk, Virginia.

Deposit due upon acceptance: $95 to EF Tours and $250 to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. (This deposit is already included in your trip program fee.)

Final payment due: Spring 2024

Cancellation policy: This tour is organized in collaboration with EF Tours; please review its cancellation policies.

Financial aid may be available. Check with your local council.

Host and Contact Info

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast |

Eileen Livick,, (757) 681-9233

This Destination is organized by Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, and the tour is operated by EF Tours.

Get ready. Get set. Get going!

Download pre-registration worksheet (DOC)
Gather required information and documents
Submit application online


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