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Italy | June 1st - 11th, 2024


Tour Highlights

Play four games against
high-level local competition

Visit Rome, Florence, & Lake Como

Tour some of Italy's most beautiful and historic sites

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Volleyball Tour Details

Location: Italy
Dates: June 1st - 11th, 2024
Total: $3995


  • Nine nights hotel accommodations​ (three nights in Rome, three nights in Montecatini Terme, three nights in Milan/Lake Como area)

  • Two meals daily (students are on their own for either lunch or dinner)

  • All transportation while in Italy*

  • International health insurance while in Italy

  • Four exhibition games

  • All excursions outlined in the trip itinerary

  • Beyond Sports t-shirt and uniform top

*Airport transfers are included and arranged for students who arrive and depart on the designated days. If students wish to extend their stay on either end of the trip, they are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the hotel.


This tour is capped at 36 student-athletes. Individuals are encouraged to register as soon as they are ready to guarantee their spot.

There is not a cap for any family and friends who are interested in joining the tour.


  • Round trip airfare to Italy (flying into Rome and departing from Milan)

  • One meal daily (lunch or dinner)

  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs and snacks)

  • Passport fees, if applicable

  • Additional baggage fees, if applicable

  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance, optional

  • Tips for local tour guides, optional


All hotel stays are in 4-star hotels. Participants will share a room with another traveler, however, every participant will have their own bed.


A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the tour. The deposit deadline is February 1st, 2024.

The remaining balance is paid in a series of installments. Partial payments can be made at your convenience prior to the deadline.


  • March 15th –– 50% balance

  • May 1st –– Remaining balance


This tour will have three rosters of 12 student-athletes. Each roster will play four exhibition competitions. Playing time will be divided up evenly among players.

Registration Deadline | February 1st, 2024

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Tour Itinerary


Travel day! Depart from your preferred U.S. airport on an overnight flight to Italy. 


Arrival in Rome! Connect with Beyond Sports staff at the Rome (FCO) airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore before afternoon hotel check-in. Evening practice session with your new teammates followed by welcome dinner and trip orientation. Overnight in Rome.


Morning guided tour of Vatican City including Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum. Afternoon free time to continue exploring Rome. Match #1 in the evening. Overnight in Rome.

DAY 4 

Walking tour of Rome including Trevi's Fountain, Spanish Steps and Navona Square. Entrance to Roman Colosseum and Roman Forum for guided tour! Match #2 in the evening. Overnight in Rome.


Morning transfer to the Tuscany region of Italy. Stop along the way in the nearby city, Lucca, for a bike tour and free time. Evening hotel check-in. Optional trip up the mountain on a cable car for beautiful views of the town and surrounding region. Overnight in Montecatini Terme. 

DAY 6 

Morning guided tour of Florence with stops at Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Gates of Paradise and Giotto's Bell Tower. Match #3 in the evening. Overnight in Montecatini Terme. 

DAY 7 

Morning departure for the Italian Riviera and the beautiful Cinque Terre villages. Full day to explore the beaches of Cinque Terre and the five villages that make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Late afternoon return to Montecatini Terme.​


Morning transfer to Milan/Lake Como and the Lombardy region of Italy. Stop at a local farm along the way for a group cooking class and lunch. Evening hotel check-in. Overnight in Milan/Lake Como area.


Morning tour of Milan followed by afternoon free time to shop in the city center. Match #4 in the evening. Overnight in Milan/Lake Como area.

DAY 10

Morning boat tour on Lake Como including a visit to Bellagio; known as the "Pearl of the Lake." Afternoon free time to enjoy Lake Como at your leisure. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Milan/Lake Como area.

DAY 11

Travel day! Depart from the Milan (MXP or LIN) airport with friendships and memories to last a lifetime!​


The final itinerary may change slightly based on the confirmed game schedule. We will do our best to follow this exact itinerary.


Interested in Costa Rica?

Invited volleyball athletes are also eligible to attend our 2024 Costa Rica Volleyball Tour. If the Italy Volleyball Tour dates don't work for you––or if you would rather travel to Costa Rica––check out our additional tour option!


Tour Coaches

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Willamette University


William Peace University

Next Steps

Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

Accept Your Invitation

If you received an invitation from your coach, you can accept your invite and begin registration. If you did not receive an invite, but you are interested in joining the tour, please complete our tour application.

Register & Deposit

When you are ready to commit to the tour, submit your $250 deposit to reserve your spot. The full cost of the tour is not due immediately. Payment deadlines are outlined above and in registration.

Begin Travel Prep

Once registered, your tour coordinator will connect with you to share pre-departure information. We encourage all students who do not have a valid passport to apply for a passport as soon as possible!

Next Steps

Registration Deadline | February 1st, 2024


Tayla R.
Women's Volleyball, Italy

I loved being able to play volleyball in Italy. It's so cool that a sport can bring so many experiences and, although we don't speak the same language, we are able to share something.

What surprised me the most is how close you can get to people in a short period of time. The people I met on this trip I will be friends with for the rest of my life. Another thing is the fact that we did so many things in the time we spent in Italy. Beyond Sports truly made the trip so fun and worth your while.

Just go. I promise you, you will not regret it.

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Italy Tour FAQ
How was I selected for this tour?
Tour invite lists are a competitive selection process. We select conference statistical leaders, all-conference honorees, and coach recommendations.

Who will be my tour coach?
Beyond Sports is proud of our incredible network of college coaches that join our international trips as tour coaches! All tour coaches are current college coaches. Scroll up to see this year's coaching staff.

How will I travel to Italy?
Tour participants are responsible for arranging their own air travel to and from Italy. If you’re interested in coordinating your travel plans with other tour students, please contact our staff to be connected with your tour teammates.

What do the international travel days look like?
Arrival Day. Tour participants should aim to arrive at the Rome (FCO) airport by the afternoon of June 2nd. Our program staff will greet you upon arrival and help transfer you to the hotel. We encourage you to plan accordingly so you arrive on time and can attend your team practice and orientation.

Departure Day. Students will be transferred to either of the Milan airports (MXP or LIN) on the morning of June 11th. 

Note: More flight booking information will be shared with you after you complete registration and pay your deposit.

Can a family member or teammate travel with me?
Yes! We encourage our student-athletes to have friends and family join them for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fill out the form below to receive more information.
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Contact Us

Our staff is readily available to answer your questions. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

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