Educational School Trip

Taking school tours to Europe is a great way to engage your students with a whole variety of subjects. For a particularly memorable school trip, you should consider visiting Italy, where history, art and culture can all come to life.

One of the best locations to visit if you are looking for short school trips to Italy is Rome because of the wealth of things to see and do within the city.

Whether you want your students to get a better grasp of Roman history by visiting the Coliseum or want to give them an appreciation of Italian architecture with a trip to the Trevi Fountain, you can tailor your itinerary to suit you and your subject.

A day trip to Vatican City is a must on any school tour of Rome and you should also allow time to browse the exhibits housed in the Vatican Museum.

With a wide range of artifacts – including classical antiquities and miniature mosaics – on display, as well as exhibitions detailing the history of the Vatican, your students are sure to develop a new appreciation of the country and its culture.

They will no doubt be enthralled by some of the decor found in the Vatican’s palaces, with the Sistine Chapel just one of the must-see buildings in the complex.

If you decide that you would like to embark on a longer trip, then you could arrange to stay in the city for up to nine days.

This would allow you and your students to venture into some of the areas around Rome, where there is plenty to be discovered.

One location that will make for an interesting day out is Ostia, an ancient Roman harbour city.

The ruins in the area have been uncovered over the decades by a series of archaeological excavations, revealing intricate mosaics, homes, temples and even a theatre.

You can spend an afternoon walking around between the buildings and if you want to consolidate what your students have seen, then spending some time at the Ostia Museum could also be advisable.