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School Religious Studies Trip to Rome

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Explore Roman Catholicism on a religious studies school trip to Rome!

With churches on almost every corner and countless remarkable ancient and renaissance buildings, your group will soak up a wealth of religious heritage in this fascinating city which has been at the heart of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years. Here your students will find out about the power and wealth of the Church, and how it has played a significant role in European history.

We can even arrange for your students to attend a General Audience with the Pope, subject to schedule. 

You could also choose to make your school trip to Rome cross-curricular, thanks to the fantastic opportunities the city also offers for Italian, art and classical studies

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 4 days/3 nights)

Day 1/4

Morning

Morning

Flight to Rome
Afternoon

Afternoon

Transfer to accommodation
Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 2/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica 

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Visit to the Trevi Fountain

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to the Colosseum

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit the Catacombs of St Callixtus

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Visit to the Spanish Steps

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona
Afternoon

Afternoon

Transfer to airport
Evening

Evening

Return flight to UK

What's included?

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Educational activities and visits

Church of Santa Maria della Concezione and Catacombs

Church of Santa Maria della Concezione and Catacombs

This church was founded by the brother of Pope Urbano VIII Barberini, the cardinal Antonio… Read more

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre)

Echoing the giant stadiums of today, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built… Read more

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

The forum was the centre of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. The… Read more

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica

This vast sixteenth-century Italian renaissance cathedral replaced an earlier structure da… Read more

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus

An important religious site for early Christians, the Catacombs of St Callixtus, which si… Read more

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

The Fontana di Trevi/Trevi Fountain is the most famous, and arguably the most beautiful,&… Read more

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

The world's smallest country manages to play host to one of the finest art galleries. The… Read more

Accommodation

Hotel Archimede
Hotel Floridia
Hotel Noto
Hotel Siracusa
Hotel Archimede

The 4* Hotel Archimede is a renovated 19th century building. The classically decorated hotel is great for school groups looking for central accommodation within easy reach of the main tourist sights. 
The 156 bedrooms have private bathrooms with hairdryer and also feature air conditioning, free wifi and television. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with adults in twins. 
A buffet breakfast will be served every morning. 

Please note there is a Tourist bed tax of 6 euros per person per night. This has to be paid directly by you to the hotel. 

Hotel Floridia
The 3* Hotel Florida is located just a few minutes from Termini station. The beautiful historic building has been completely renovated and offers 43 classically decorated guestrooms. Students will generally be accommodated in multibedded rooms and staff in twins.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning.
Hotel Noto

Hotel Noto is a 3* hotel located close to the Termini railway station in the centre of Rome. This hotel offers 148 rooms, students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins, all of which are en-suite. Other room facilities include air conditioning, telephone and satellite tv 

Please note there is a Tourist bed tax of 6 euros per person per night. This has to be paid directly by you to the hotel.

Hotel Siracusa

Hotel Siracusa offers 150 comfortable rooms. Students will usually be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms come with en-suite facilities, telephone, hair drier, safe and air conditioning. A large buffet breakfast is provided by the hotel.

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