This 10-day trip to Rome, Naples and Florence will give students the full Italian cultural experience. They’ll see architecture and art, learn about the country’s history, explore its natural wonders and delve into its well-loved cuisine. Students will visit Italian Flea markets, marvel at the Colosseum, design mosaics, stare into the depths of Vesuvius’ crater, and ride a bike around the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
This trip’s purpose is to enrich students’ knowledge and provide them with an opportunity to experience a culture that differs from their own. Students can engage in experiential learning outside the classroom, allowing for a better understanding and appreciation for other cultures and traditions. Students will visit the ancient city of Pompeii, wander the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel and go from spending days in the bustling city to exploring the tranquil countryside. Alongside forming a new perspective of Rome, Naples and Florence, 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 early 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. Enjoy an elevated view of the city before ending 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 as you take part in a pasta making lesson and enjoy your delicious 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: See Ancient Roman Mosaics in Naples
Today, you’ll hop on a train to Naples where you’ll check in to your accommodation and go for lunch. Discover the city of with a walking tour as you take in great panoramas of Vesuvius from a castle and indulge on fabulous Neapolitan snacks. Afterwards, pay a visit to the National Archaeological Museum to see the original mosaics that were discovered and brought back from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Spend the evening eating a classic pizza at a traditional Naples pizzeria.
Day 6: Explore Mount Vesuvius and ancient Pompeii
Spend the day on a guided tour of the incredible Mount Vesuvius and gaze into the depths of its crater. Afterwards, walk through the ancient streets of Pompeii, filled with history and preserved by Vesuvius’s volcanic eruption. Travel back to Rome in the late afternoon and check into your accommodation. As it’s your last night, tuck into your final Italian dinner.
Day 7: Visit The Galleria dell’Accademia In Florence
After breakfast, climb aboard the train to Florence, where you’ll arrive and check into your accommodation. After getting settled, embark on a tour of the city and pay a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David, as well as other statues and sculptures. Relax in the evening as you prepare for a jam-packed day tomorrow.
Day 8: See Renaissance Paintings at The Galleria degli Uffizi
Start your day wandering around the Galleria degli Uffizi, one of the most important art museums in Italy. Marvel at the collection of Renaissance paintings and take part in a Learning Adventure scavenger hunt. In the afternoon, take part in a traditional pottery painting class. Learn all about the painting technique called majolica, then follow step by step instructions as you paint a plate with an original design from the 15th century. For dinner, enjoy the traditional Italian cuisine and afterwards have some souvenir shopping time.
Day 9: Bike Tour in Tuscany
Start the day off with an easy one-way bike tour through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Stop off at a local farm to eat fresh homemade bread and delicious local extra virgin olive oil. After your lunch, take the train back to Rome. As it’s your last night, tuck into your final Italian dinner.
Day 10: Say Ciao!
Transfer to the airport for the flight back home. We encourage students to apply what they have learned on their Learning Adventure, back at home!