This Cultural school trip to Rome will have students experiencing true Italian culture, from its art to its history, architecture, entertainment and food. Students will have the opportunity to visit Italian flea markets, marvel at the Colosseum, design mosaics, get creative at the ‘Hollywood of Italy’ and try out their chef skills in a pasta making lesson. Here’s our cultural program in Italy at a glance:
- Day 1: Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps
- Day 2: flea market, guided visit to Colosseum & Roman Forum, Via del Circo Massimo, Garden of Oranges
- Day 3: Roman school visit, mosaic workshop
- Day 4: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Passetto di Borgo secret passageway, Castle Sant’Angelo, courtyard of Palazzo Spada on Pizza Capo di Ferro, pasta-making lesson
- Day 5: shoot your own film in Cinecittà, scavenger hunt in Teatro Marcello & Jewish quarter, Tiber Island, Riber Tiber, Trastevere, Basilica di Santa Maria’s secret mosaics
- Day 6: Day Trip to Tivoli: Emperor Hadrian’s colossal country estate, stand-up comedy show
Like what you see? Discover Italy’s rich culture in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips and university programs are completely customisable.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Explore Rome
Step off the plane and hop on the Terravision bus to your accommodation in Termini. Check into the hotel and make your way out to explore all of Rome’s must-sees. Marvel at the historic Trevi fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps.
Feast on a welcome dinner and come together for a trip briefing to get you prepped for the week’s adventures.
Day 2: Visit the Colosseum
Start early and pick your way through the Campo di Fiori or Porta Portese flea market, where you’ll experience local Italian hustle and bustle, compare prices and learn about the history of this important trading area.
Enjoy a guided visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum and take part in the Learning Adventure photo competition. There are so many interesting facts about these ancient sites – did you know the Colosseum was used to stage ‘naumachia’? They’d fill the theatre up with water and hold real naval battles.
After dinner, walk down the Via del Circo Massimo for beautiful views of the Palatine Hill before visiting the Garden of Oranges for superb views of the Vatican.
Day 3: School Visit and Mosaic Making
Visit a Roman school that has been specially matched to meet your educational interests. Walk in the shoes of an Italian student for the day, taking a school tour, joining lessons, playing sports and participating in activities.
Stop off at a local Roman’s house. Learn about how mosaics were used in the past and make a mosaic souvenir for yourself!
Eat like a local this evening at an Italian restaurant.
Day 4: Vatican City
Head for the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel and walk down the secret passageway, Passetto di Borgo, for an elevated view of the city. End up at the Castle Sant’Angelo.
After lunch, stop by the courtyard of Palazzo Spada on Piazza Capo di Ferro and peep through the window for an optical illusion of the garden.
After a long day of out-and-about learning, roll your sleeves up for a pasta-making lesson and, of course, enjoy your tasty creations for dinner! For dessert, indulge on traditional Italian gelato.
Day 5: Director for a Day
Spend the morning trying on costumes and get the chance to shoot your own 60s film at the film sets in the ‘Hollywood of Italy’, Cinecittà. Afterwards, take part in The Learning Adventure scavenger hunt, taking place in the Teatro Marcello and Jewish quarter.
Venture across the river for a visit to Tiber Island where you’ll see the historic church and cemetery. Stroll down alongside the River Tiber and explore Trastevere, a funky bohemian area of Rome. As you visit the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, ask to see the secret mosaics from 1AD, hidden in a mysterious private room.
Discover more of Rome’s cuisine at a classic trattoria Romana.
Day 6: Travel to Tivoli
Today you’ll get a taste of the Italian gems that lie outside Rome. Take an exciting day trip out via train to two World Heritage Sites in Tivoli, including the Emperor Hadrian’s colossal country estate. Return to Rome in the late afternoon.
Once you’re had dinner, finish your trip in a memorable way: with a stand-up comedy show!
Day 7: Home Time
It might be home time, but it’s not over. Rome’s vibrant culture, history and art will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!