Rome was without doubt the greatest city of an age, the technology, medicine, design, army and wealth that poured from Rome quite simply shaped the world like perhaps no other civilisation.
School trips to Rome can immerse themselves in one of Europe’s greatest civilisations and seats of great learning. Poets, philosophers, artists, sculptors, mathematicians, military generals all have their place among the great and the good of a city and nation that ruled with an iron fist and yet gave so many gifts to the world.
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Originally built as a family mausoleum by Roman Emperor Hadrian, Castel Sant' Angelo has enjoyed a near 2000-year history in the possession of the Roman Empire and later the Papacy. Today, this historically significant site is one of Rome's most popular museums, housing an extensive range of ancient artefacts, objects and masterpieces. Visitors can also witness the Papal apartments and the remains of Hadrian's Tomb.
The museum includes a series of exhibitions detailing Castel Sant'Angelo's remarkable past as a fortress, Papal residence and even a prison. While the top of the Castel offers some of the best skyline views found anywhere in the city.Get a quote
Originally built as the Foro Mussolini by the request of Benito Mussolini between 1928-38 as part of a bid to host the 1944 Olympic Games, the Foro Italico is one of the first and foremost examples of Italian Facist architecture. The athletics track, Stadio dei Marmi, is lined by 60 ornate marble statues, donated to the forum by each of Italy's provinces.
To this day the complex holds professional sporting events including the Italian Open in Tennis, while the Stadio Olimpico is the home ground of both A.S. Roma and Lazio football clubs. Guided tours shed a new light on these storied facilities, helping visitors to look past the present and into Italy's Facist past through the remarkably well-preserved architecture.Get a quote
The Galleria Borghese has an extensive collection of art, a large part of which belonged to Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V. With 20 rooms across two floors, the gallery has works from some of Italy's most famous artists, including paintings and examples of sculpture from Raphael (The Deposition, Lady with a Unicorn), Caravaggio (Sick Bacchus, Boy with a Basket of Fruit), Titian (Sacred and Profane Love) and Bernini (Self Portrait, Apollo and Daphne).
Tours of the museum offer insight into the stories behind these famous pieces, how Borghese's collection came to influence art and the lengths he went to in order to obtain his favourite works.Get a quote
Rome's Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica is the Italian nationally gallery of ancient art, housing a remarkable collection of works dating back to the 15th century. Raphael, Beccafumi and Titian are among the celebrated artists featured within the gallery, while students can also see masterpieces by Caravaggio, Bernini and Domenichino.
Guided tours of the museum offer visitors a unique perspective on the most notable works held within these fascinating galleries, highlighting the different styles and techniques adopted by artists and the historical reasons for their varying aesthetics.Get a quote
The Galleria Spada houses the vast artistic collection of the distinguished Spada family, featuring remarkable artworks dating back to the 18th and 17th century. Students can witness 2nd and 3rd century Roman sculptures as well as masterpieces by Rubens, Durer, Caravaggio, Guercino, Domenichino and several other notable Italian artists such as Titian and Guido Reni.
On a guided tour of the museum, visitors will be able to explore the various display rooms and exhibits, including the historic Room of the Popes telling the life stories of selected Popes in fifty distinct inscriptions.Get a quote
Constructed in picturesque Tivoli by Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 138AD, Hadrian's Villa (or Villa Adriana) is a fascinating piece of Roman architecture set in nearly 250 acres of Alexandrian gardens. This remarkably well-preserved site features intriguing examples of classical design, including not only Roman structures, but evidence of buildings bearing both Greek and Egyptian architectural styles as Hadrian attempted to perfect his vision of an "ideal city".
Rome school trips can enjoy a unique perspective on these nearly 2000-year-old remains, including the ruins of theatres, swimming pools, temples and steam rooms, used by the Roman Emperors for more than 50 years.Get a quote
The first settlement on the site of the Ostia Antica is thought to have been built over 1.5 millennia ago, and was a fully-fledged Roman port city by the 7th century BC. Guided tours of this remarkably historic area will take students to explore several of the city's ancient ruins, including the necropolis, the impressive amphitheatre as well as the Thermal Baths of Neptune with intricately detailed and carefully preserved frescoes and mosaics.
After enjoying these ancient ruins, visitors can enter the Ostiense Museum and discover more about Roman culture, religion, mythology and the parts they played in the construction of Ostia Antica.Get a quote
Rome's Palatine Hill has great mythological and historical significance as the place where the legendary figure of Romulus formed the city over two millenniums ago. It was also the home of many imperial residences at the height of the Empire, many of which can still be seen today, including Domus Augustana, the former private villa of Emperor Domitian.
Visitors can explore the remains of Palatine's ancient stadium, the chariot racing track, the home of Emperor Octavian Augustus and his wife, the Arch of Titus and the on-going excavation of Casa di Augusto. Palatine Hill also has a museum, with exhibits explaining the stories behind the ruins and how they teach us more and more about ancient Roman culture.Get a quote
Named after the then-deacon Callixtus (who would go on to become Pope), the San Callisto Catacombs are the official cemetery of the Church of Rome. This ancient burial site, almost 2000 years old, covers 90 acres of land, with a vast network of galleries thought to be around 12 miles long. 16 popes are buried here, along with of martyrs and other Christian figures.
Guided tours of the Catacombs include a look at the Trichorae, the statue and crypt of St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music) as well as the underground cemetery housing "The Little Vatican", the official burial place of no fewer than 9 popes.Get a quote
St. Peter's Basilica was designed in part by Michelangelo and is one of the largest churches in the world, as well as one of the holiest places of worship in the Catholic faith. The Basilica takes its name and deep religious significance as the traditional burial place of St. Peter, disciple of Christ and the first Catholic Pope.
The site is a fascinating example of Renaissance architecture and design, housing Michelangelo's marble Pieta, largely considered to be one of the most famous sculptures in the world and the only piece that the storied artist ever signed. Guided tours include a walk through St Peter's Square, a look at Bernini's Baldacchino and the tomb of Pope John Paul II.Get a quote
Rome's ancient Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built by man and has stood for nearly 2,000 years. Today, guests can explore two levels of this remarkably well-preserved piece of Roman architecture, kept as much as possible in its original form to give Rome school trips an authentic experience of how this huge structure might’ve been enjoyed in its heyday.
Guided tours highlight how the immense building's various levels were built, the influence of the Empire's changing emperors, the history of the violent gladiatorial games and their important place in Roman culture. The Colosseum also hosts regular exhibitions and special performances.Get a quote
The remarkably well-preserved remains of The Roman Forum are all that's left of the central marketplace and senate buildings of Ancient Rome. Students can explore this site of deep historical significance at their own speed or led by an expert guide, who can shed new light on what is widely considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the world today.
Visitors can witness the ruins of several key buildings, including the House of the Vestal Virgins, Senate House, Basilica of Maxentius, the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Julius Caesar, built on the same site where his body was supposedly cremated.Get a quote
The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are housed within Vatican City, the smallest sovereign state in the entire world. Right at the heart of the Roman Catholic church the sites are visited by over 5 million people each year, and keep some of the world's most ancient and prized artworks including Michelangelo's iconic Creation of Adam painting on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, as well as an extensive collection of historical tapestries, ceramics, mosaics and other artworks dating as far back as the time of The Borgias.
Visitors are also welcomed to explore the Vatican's exotic botanical gardens, offering remarkable views of both the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica.Get a quote
The Trevi Fountain is Rome's largest Baroque fountain and is often said to be among the most beautiful in the world. Every day, this iconic landmark produces 80,000 cubic meters of water, and it is said that if a visitor flicks a coin into the water, they will be guaranteed a safe return to Rome.
Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed by Petro Bracci in 1762, by request of Pope Clement XII, the fountain has become one of the city's most visited attractions. 3.5 million people come to see the structure's cascading waters and detailed sculptures each year, featuring famous depictions of Roman Gods and themes such as ocean, abundance and health.Get a quote
Rome and The Vatican City are home to some of the world’s greatest artistic treasures. Historically there is perhaps nowhere on earth that has had such impact on the rest of the world making Rome school trip and wonderful occasion with so many wondrous sites and museums to choose from.
Modern Rome is a hub of fashion, design and commerce at the heart of Italy which is still seen as an important European financial and political powerhouse.
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