Give your students the chance to see Geography in action on this Geography school/university trip to Rome & Naples, Italy. Get involved with fieldwork studies, tourism surveys and marvel at Italy’s natural wonders, urban city landscapes, river systems and ancient preserved natural disaster sites. Here’s our Geography education tour program in Italy at a glance:
- Day 1 in Rome: Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps
- Day 2: Colosseum & Roman Forum guided visit, tourism survey, Michelangelo statue, Basilica di San Pietro, River Tiber geography fieldwork study, Via del Circo Massimo, Garden of Oranges
- Day 3: Roman school visit, aqueduct bike ride
- Day 4 in Naples: train, city walking tour, underground Naples tunnels
- Day 5: Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii guided tour, train to Rome
Like what you see? Discover Italy’s fascinating geographical world in our detailed itinerary below! But remember, all our school trips 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: Take to 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: The Colosseum’s Tourism & the River Tiber’s Forces of Water
You’ve seen the photos – now it’s time to live it. Go on a guided visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and take part in a tourism survey. 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.
Relax with a scenic lunch near the magnificent Colosseum. Squeeze in a visit to see the Michelangelo statue at the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, too. Walk off lunch with a stroll along the River Tiber. On your way, collect geography fieldwork evidence of erosion, transport and deposition.
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 & Aqueducts
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.
Take a bike ride along the aqueducts of Rome. They were constructed by the Ancient Romans to bring water to the citizens of the city.
Indulge on a tasty dinner in a local Italian restaurant.
Day 4: Underground Naples
Catch the train to Naples and check into your accommodation.
Grab some lunch, then get exploring! Start off with a walking tour around the city. Take in incredible panoramic views of Vesuvius from a castle and indulge on fabulous Neapolitan snacks. Afterwards, discover underground Naples, examining strange species of plant life. You’ll be wandering through long dark narrow tunnels, so we don’t recommend this to anyone claustrophobic!
It’s been a day of great food – so don’t break the streak! Dine at a traditional Naples pizzeria.
Day 5: Vesuvius & Pompeii
Spend the day on a guided tour of world-famous Mount Vesuvius and dare to stare into its depths. Then, walk through the ancient streets of Pompeii, filled with history and preserved by Vesuvius’ volcanic eruption.
Head back to Rome in the late afternoon and check into your accommodation.
It’s your last night – celebrate this awesome trip with a final Italian dinner.
Day 6: Take Your Knowledge Home, Geographer!
It might be home time, but it’s not over. Italy’s fascinating geography will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Explore a variety of breath-taking landscapes including volcanoes, rivers and urban metropolises and understand geographical factors behind them.
Participate in experiential learning by engaging in half day school exchanges, hikes and nature visits.
Understand the relationship between urban and rural tourism in Italy and how tourism fuels its economic development.
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