An art school trip to Rome is a step back in time, where you’ll feel centuries of turbulent history under your feet!
Your young artists will be inspired by the art collections of the Vatican, as well as Michelangelo’s world-famous masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.You can also choose to visit the incredible art collections at the Palazzo Barberini and the Galleria Borghese, giving your art students the opportunity to develop their understanding of the history of art.
Other must-sees include the magnificent Colosseum, one of Ancient Rome’s greatest architectural achievements and the spectacular Trevi Fountain.
You may also like to consider turning this into a cross-curricular trip by inviting your school's Italian, classical studies or religious studies departments to join you.
Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)
Flight from UK to Rome
On arrival, transfer by coach to hotel
Local familiarisation on foot
Visit to Palazzi Altemps and Massimo
Visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Visit Borghese Gallery and Rome Musuem of Contemporary Art
Visit St Peter's Basilica
If time allows, visit the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
Visit Trevi Fountain
If time allows, free time to visit Via Nazionale for shopping
Transfer from hotel to Rome Airport. Return flight back to UK
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Airport tax and passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers in resort
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Impact and influences of various artists
- Continuity and change in different genres and styles
- Independent judgements of art
- Conveying meaning through images and artefacts
- Social and cultural context of images and artefacts
- Personal portfolio: reflections, resources and influences
- Responses to museum, gallery and site visits
- Personal reflections on art
- Works of key artists, craftspeople and designers
- Contemporary and historical contexts of art
Key Stage 3
- Evaluation and analysis of creative works
- Works of great artists, craft makers and designers
- Effects of historical and cultural contexts
Educational activities and visits
The Barberini Palace is worth visiting for its splendour and collection of art. When Maffei Barberini became Pope Urban VIII… Read More
Borghese Gallery and Museum
The Borghese Gallery and Museum houses awonderful collection of some of the most important Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the… Read More
Castel Sant' Angelo National Museum
This Fortress was originally built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian (AD 130-139) but over the years has also… Read More
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
The world's smallest country manages to play host to one of the finest art galleries. The Vatican has a vast… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)
Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by the Romans. Built by the… Read More
This breathtaking domed structure has survived intact from the first century to the present day, and its architectural influence can… Read More
St. Peter's Basilica
This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure dating from the fourth century, St. Peter's draws pilgrims and… Read More
The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which siton the Appian Way (Via Appia… Read More
Time Elevator Rome is a sensational experience; a 'must-see' for every tour group. Amulti-sensory show of the history of Rome… Read More
The Hotel Esquilino has 21 rooms consisting of twins, triples and quads. Furniture is in the Venetian style. All rooms have en-suite private facilities with bath or shower and WC. They are equipped with hair dryer, mini-bar, safe, direct dial telephone and cable TV. The staff speak: Italian, English and French.
Located in Rome, in the immediate proximity of the charming Trastevere district, and just a few minutes by car from Saint Peter Basilica, the Villa Rosa hotel welcomes its guests in a refined and friendly environment, ensuring you a delightful stay in the eternal city.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.
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Zoe Campbell — Learning & Development Manager
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Rouen was an excellent destination as the journey was not too far from our school in Loughborough and there was plenty for the students to see and do over the week. Attending language lessons at French in Normandy and staying with host families meant that students were able to fully immerse themselves in French language and culture. I would highly recommend a language study tour!— De Lisle College
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