This 6-day Geography trip to Rome and Naples will have students exploring Italy’s natural wonders, urban city landscapes, river systems and ancient preserved natural disaster sites. It gets students out the classroom, carrying out fieldwork, conducting surveys and investigating Naples underground.
This geography-focused trip is aimed for students to gather an in-depth perspective of Rome and Naples as landscapes made up of urban areas, sites of natural disaster, natural wonder, and urban and natural water systems. Students will study the river Tiber, walk the ancient streets Pompeii, marvel at Mount Vesuvius, and take a bike ride along the aqueducts of Rome. Alongside getting the chance to experience being a geographer in the outside world, students see some of Italy’s most famous landmarks, take in stunning panoramic views from castles, 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: Take to Rome
Day 2: The Colosseum, Roman Forum and The River Tiber
Start your day with a guided visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum and take part in a tourism survey at the site. Enjoy a scenic lunch by the Colosseum where you’ll then go on to the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and take a look in to see a Michaelangelo statue. Have an afternoon walk along the river Tiber to collect geography fieldwork evidence of erosion, transport and deposition. End the day enjoying Italy’s delicious cuisine before you take a stroll down Via del Circo Massimo for beautiful views of the Palatine Hill and stop off at The garden of Oranges for superb views of the Vatican.
Day 3: Roman School and Bike Riding
Visit a Roman school that has been specially matched to meet your educational interests. Be an Italian student for the day, first take a school tour, then join some lessons, play sports and participate in other activities alongside Italian students. In the afternoon take a bike ride along the aqueducts of Rome. Then in the evening feed your appetite with a tasty dinner in a local traditional Italian restaurant.
Day 4: Discover Underground Naples
Today, travel to Naples on the train where you’ll check in to your accommodation and go for lunch. Discover the city of Naples with a walking tour around the city. Take in great panoramas of Vesuvius from a castle and indulge on fabulous Neapolitan snacks. Discover underground Naples*, examining strange species of plant life. Spend the evening eating a classic pizza at a traditional Naples pizzeria.
*long dark narrow tunnels – warn students not to attend if severely claustrophobic.
Day 5: 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 6: Take Your Knowledge Home Geographer!
In the morning transfer to the airport to take your flight home. After coming face-to-face with topics you’ve discussed in the classroom, apply your knowledge with this whole new perspective back at home!