The Roman network of aqueducts was an ingenious system of transporting water; some aqueducts still operate today, for example, the one serving the Fountain of Trevi in central Rome. These vertiginous pathways transported the same amount of water that makes its way into Rome today, demonstrating the efficiency of the ingenious methods of the Ancient Romans. Why not take a picnic trip to Rome’s aqueduct park for breath-taking views of this constructions.
Taking a trip outside Rome offers Geography students a great educational opportunity to fast-track their lives and become real archaeologists for a day! Join certified archaeologists in learning about excavation technique at Villa of the Colonnacce, an important site just outside the gates of Rome.
A trip to one of the most popular tourist cities in the world allows students to turn their analytical eye on themselves – what is their role as a tourist? How do modern cities like Rome cope with the demand of tourism? Students can debate the merits of Rome’s recently introduced tourist tax and, after a trip to the Vatican which is considering limiting its visitor numbers, ask probing questions about sustainable tourism in the 21st century.
Mount Vesuvius boasts the most famous eruption of all time on 24 August 79 AD, which preserved Pompeii in mud, ash, and molten lava. It is still active today. Students can take an educational tour up to the crater to see volcanic activity up close and learn about the advanced seismology methods used to predict any dangerous activity. Unlike the unfortunate people of Pompeii, modern Italians would receive two weeks’ notice in the event of another eruption.
To expand their educational adventure, students can take a guided trip to Pozzuoli, an hour from Naples, to discover fields with hundreds of craters, active and inactive volcanoes, and a volcanic lake, and learn about the importance of the site for migratory birds.
Having seen Roman ruins all over the capital city, the more adventurous way to explore them in Naples is underwater! Take a snorkelling and kayaking tour of the Bay of Naples to see some underwater treasures and also catch glimpses of marine life.
These are just some of the suggestions for your learning adventure in Rome and Naples. Our tailored itineraries can be created to meet your educational requirements and your students’ learning requirements. Take a look at some of the learning outcomes from some of our Geography school trips to Italy:
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