This History school/university trip to Rome and Naples will have students exploring Italy’s most famous historical sites, like ancient cities, ruins of Roman Baths and Pompeii. Here’s our History educational tour program in Italy at a glance:
- Day 1 in Rome: Trevi fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps
- Day 2: Baths of Trajan, Michelangelo statue, Basilica di San Pietro, Colosseum guided visit, Roman Forum guided visit, Via del Circo Massimo, Garden of Oranges
- Day 3: Roman school visit, fascist architecture & Mussolini city tour, pasta-making lesson
- Day 4 in Naples: city walking tour, National Archaeological Museum
- Day 5: guided tour of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii
Like what you see? Discover Italy’s rich history 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 Baths of Trajan & the Colosseum
Check out the Baths of Trajan and see the ruins of ancient Roman baths.
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. 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: Fascist Architecture & Pasta Class
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.
Learn about fascist architecture and Mussolini’s regime on a tour of the city.
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!
Day 4: Naples’ Mosaics
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, visit the National Archaeological Museum to see the original mosaics that were discovered and brought back from Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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: Ciao, Italy!
It’s home time, but it’s not over. Italy’s rich history will follow you back to the classroom…and beyond!
Understand the Roman and Neapolitan narrative through the ages.
Describe the events that led to the success and downfall of the Roman empire.
Participate in experiential learning and conceptualise the traditions and customs in each historical time period.
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