This 7-day 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.
This trip is aimed for students to enrich their knowledge and experience a culture different from their own. It provides students with experiential learning outside the classroom, and a better understanding and appreciation for other cultures and traditions. Students will visit Tiber Island, dive into bohemian areas of Rome, and go from being an Italian student for the day to a movie star at Cinecittà studios. Alongside gaining a unique perspective of Rome, students see some of Italy’s most famous landmarks, take in stunning panoramic views, and consume classic Italian food.
Our school trips are completely customizable and can be tailored to meet your requirements. Speak to a specialist now to find out which additional destinations, itineraries and subject focuses are available for this trip.
*Prices based on groups of 20 students with 2 free teacher spots.
Day 1: Explore Rome
Day 2: Visit the Colosseum
Wake up to explore Campo di Fiori or Porta Portese flea markets, where you’ll experience Italian culture, compare prices and learn more about the history of this important trading area. Afterwards, enjoy a guided visit to the magnificent Colosseum and Roman Forum, before taking part in a Learning Adventure photo competition challenge. Finish the day enjoying one of Italy’s popular cuisines, before taking a stroll down Via del Circo Massimo. Take in the beautiful views of the Palatine Hill and stop off at 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, where you can be an Italian student for the day. Take a school tour, join some lessons, play sports and participate in other activities alongside Italian students. In the afternoon, go to a local Roman’s house to make a souvenir mosaic whilst learning how they were used in the past. Spend the evening relaxing and enjoying a meal at a local Italian restaurant.
Day 4: Vatican Museums, Secret Passageways and Pasta Making!
Visit the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel and walk down the secret passageway, Passetto di Borgo, for an elevated view of the city and end up at the Castle Sant’Angelo. After lunch, head to the courtyard of Palazzo Spada on Piazza Capo di Ferro and peep through the window for an optical illusion of the garden. Explore Italy’s well-loved cuisine by taking part in a pasta making lesson and enjoy your creations for dinner. Finish the day off by indulging on traditional Italian style Gelato before heading back to the hotel to rest for the evening.
Day 5: Shoot Your Own Film and See Secret Mosaics
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 Tiber river 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. In the evening consume traditional Italian cuisine in a classic trattoria Romana.
Day 6: Travel to Tivoli
Today you’ll explore more of Italy as you take an exciting day trip out of Rome via train to two World Heritage Sites in Tivoli, including the Emperor Hadrian’s colossal country estate. Return to Rome in the late afternoon. Now you’re back in Rome, enjoy dinner and watch a stand-up comedy show.
Day 7: Time To Go Home!
It’s time to transfer to the airport as you come to the end of your Learning Adventure. We encourage students to apply what they’ve learned on their trip, back at home!