School Art Trip to Rome
A visit to Rome is a step back in time; from the magnificent Colosseum, one of Rome’s greatest architectural achievements, to the feeling of centuries of turbulent history under your feet. A visit to the Eternal City is not complete without experiencing the opulence of the Vatican with its vast museums, dark tombs and, of course, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, where you can gaze upon one of the most renowned artworks of the high Renaissance. Another must-see is the Trevi Fountain, the most famous and beautiful in all of Rome - make sure to bring a spare Euro to throw in!
Flight from UK to Rome
Arrive Rome and transfer by coach to hotel
|Rest of day free to explore the city by foot|
|Day 2||Visit to Palazzi Altemps and Massimo||Visit Colosseum and Roman Forum|
|Day 3||Visit Borghese Gallery and Rome Musuem of Contemporary Art||
Visit St Peter's Basilica
If time allows, visit Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
Visit Trevi Fountain
If time allows, free time to stroll around Via Nazionale for shopping
|Transfer from hotel to Rome Airport|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Return flights including tax
- Airport transfers in Italy
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans. Constructed under the Emperor Vespasian, and his successor, Titus, at the end of the 1st century AD, it could accommodate as many as 87,000 spectators, who gathered for a peculiarly bloody form of Roman entertainment, as gladiators fought wild animals, and each other, to the death.
St. Peter's draws pilgrims and tourists alike from all over the world. This vast 16th century Italian Renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the 4th century - it's still the world's largest religious building. Don't miss either the famous Swiss guards or the climb to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of Rome. Reservations are not possible
The world's smallest state plays host to one of the finest art galleries. The Vatican has a vast collection dating from ancient Greece onwards, but its most celebrated work is part of the building itself - Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museums include the Pinacoteca, Chiaramonti Museum, Gregoriano Egizio Museum, Gregoriano Etrusco Museum, Gregorian...
This breathtaking domed structure has survived intact from the 1st century to the present day, and its architectural influence can be seen all over the city of Rome. Originally a temple to Rome's pagan gods, it later became a church and now contains the tombs of the artist Raphael and several Italian kings.
Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience and a 'must-see' for every tour group. It is a multi-sensory show exploring the history of Rome. The seats are placed on special moving platforms and there are 3 panoramic screen, flight simulators and a state-of-the-art surround-sound system. You will be projected through 2750 years and the most important events in Rome&rs...
Sitting on the Appian Way (Via Appia), one of the most important Roman roads on the Italian peninsula, the Catacombs of St Callixtus are, perhaps, most famous for once being the burial place of many of the early popes. This was an important religious site for early Christians.
A wonderfully intimate collection of some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the world, including works by Raphael, Titian and Caravaggio, plus amazing Baroque and Neo-Classical sculptures by Bernini and Canova.
This fortress was built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD 130-139), but it has also been a prison and a papal residence. It was used by former popes who escaped there for protection in times of danger. A covered passageway still connects Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican. The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo retraces its history. The castle has various exhibits ran...
The Barberini Palace is worth visiting for its splendour and collection of art. When Maffei Barberini became Pope Urban VIII in 1623 he decided to build a grand family palazzo. Bernini was commissioned to design the facade overlooking the garden and staircase. Borromini was commissioned to design the spiral staircase and windows to the top story of the palace. The most dazzling room is the Gran Sa...
Hotel Villa Rosa
The hotel features a wide selection of amenities including a bar, a restaurant, a nice garden, a panoramic terrace and meeting facilities. Villa Rosa hotel is therefore the ideal location for a pleasant and relaxing stay.
The Villa Rosa hotel offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, all featuring a private bathroom with hairdryer.
The accommodations are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and direct dial telephone.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Rome has unforgettable sights to enjoy, it brings to life ancient and medieval history, and provides non-stop interest for students. Especially good focus for Religious Studies, History and Art. The organisation by Halsbury before departure was superb and the level of support is excellent. Their recommendations for hotel and restaurant were very good and travel arrangements were efficient. This visit was really successful thanks to the hard work of all your staff in the UK. I'd like to especially mention the guide you provided, Filomena, who was absolutely excellent. The hotel was well located and a good standard, and our travel arrangements went well with departures on time and coaches arriving promptly. A totally successful visit thanks to all your patience and perseverance before departure, thanks so much, we would absolutely recommend this visit and hope to repeat it again next year.
Rome is a fantastic destination as there is an endless array of attractions to visit. I would recommend bed and breakfast so that lunch can be taken on the move and dinner at a mix of restaurants depending where you end up on the day. There are lots of places offering discounts for groups and its good not to be tied to dashing back for a set time. Also try something different, for example Castel Sant Angelo is a very short walk from St Peters but is free for school groups (if you book in advance) and the 360% views from the top are fabulous. It also has a coffee shop with seats overlooking Rome and some museums.
I have always found contact with everyone in the office to be first class. A big thank you as always to Silvia for her work in putting this together.