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Italy

Educational School Trips to Italy

Italy

Educational School Trips to Italy

Italy is an abundance of historical sights, local laneways and world-renowned attractions – the perfect setting for an educational school trip. Students can experience remnants of the Roman Empire, see in person Renaissance art collections from the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, learn the history and stories behind the local cuisine, culture and religion, and immerse your students in the Italian language.

Language
Art & Literature
Culture
History & Classics
Geography & Science

HISTORY & CLASSICS

In the birthplace of Western civilisation, school tours of Italy allow high school students to experience first-hand the wonders of ancient and classical history. From guided group tours of some of the most famous architectural designs in the world to day trips in small seaside towns, Italy is full of value. Nothing is more educational than seeing these wonders in person, and this opportunity is the definition of “education outside the classroom”. At its height, the Roman Empire was the most extensive political and social structure of the western world.  Students can walk amongst the scattered ruins of this once great empire and wonder at the vastness of the Colosseum and the grandness of the Roman Forum. History and classics students will be overwhelmed by the remnants and memories of this ancient civilisation.

Sample Activities

Vatican Museums- This guided tour will take students around several sections: Gregorian Etruscan, Pinacoteca, Missionary-Ethnological, Raphael Stanze and the Sistine Chapel. Works of art from every conceivable Renaissance artist adorn the rooms and corridors. The ceiling of the Sistine chapel was created by Michelangelo and features 9 scenes from the book of Genesis that have spawned countless reproductions.

Colosseum and Roman Forum- Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman Empire. This visit will help students to understand the significance of the ancient structure, allowing them to imagine what it must have been like for a Roman Gladiator.

Pompeii- Probably the most famous archaeological site in Italy, is located just 25km away from Naples. The excavations are visited by millions of visitors every year and offer one of the world’s most important examples of the past. Life in this rich and prosperous city was dramatically and brusquely interrupted in 79 A.D. when Vesuvius erupted and totally buried it. The city and its inhabitants were wiped out in moments.

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Language and Culture

We believe that one of the best ways of experiencing and learning while travelling is to fully immerse yourself in the authentic culture of a country.  Our Italy school trips will allow students to join in with their daily activities, learn about their food and their customs, and try speaking the Italian language with the locals. Your educational tour will be enriched far beyond the typical tourist experience. See what lies beneath the surface through these unique and immersive cultural experiences.

Sample Activities

Gladiator School- Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. During a hands-on lesson with instructors from the Historic Group of Rome, learn how to fight with authentic weapons of the time while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic and belt.

OSTIA Day trip- Relive the glory of Ancient Rome with a guided tour to Ostia Antica! Visit the once lively harbor town founded in the 4th century BC. Students will stroll through ancient taverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theaters – and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and Pompeii, that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins’.

Pizza Making Class– Your pizza-making cooking class starts with the most important part: making the dough. After learning the art of dough-making and kneading, the chef will tell you the difference between different styles of pizza throughout Italy and discuss the Neapolitan traditions – where pizza was invented. Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza dough and creating a vast variety of pizzas complete with different delicious toppings, using only the freshest and best ingredients.

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