Italy

  • Rome school trip
    A Broadway Tours group exploring one of the many sites of Rome.
  • Florence school trip
    One of Florence's most iconic landmarks, the Ponte Vecchio has a long and important history.
  • Venice school trip
    Venice's unique beauty makes it a perennial favourite as a school trip destination.
  • classics school trip to the Bay of Naples
    Paestum is a must on a classics school trip to the Bay of Naples.
  • Sicily school trip
    Take a trip up Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna, on a Sicily school trip.

This was one of the best (if not the best) trip I have done to Italy, not least because of the help we received from Tim throughout the process. In the past we have done the trip entirely ourselves, organising flights, coach connections and accommodation individually: having Tim organise this all for us was a major benefit.GP, Glenalmond College

When it comes to la Bella Italia, no quantity of superlatives can do this beautiful country justice. A land where ancient ancestry and artistic prowess go hand in hand with cutting-edge design and world-renowned culinary credentials, Italy caters for all manner of educational subject specialities.

Starting in the north, Venice offers a wealth of cultural and historical riches all set against a stunning watery backdrop. Cradle of the Renaissance meanwhile, Florence is jam packed with artistic and architectural treasures, not to mention its homages to the scientific, astronomic and mathematical genii born and raised in Tuscany.

Capital of Italy, Rome packs a mighty punch when it comes to the classics, with awe-inspiring ancient architecture seemingly at every turn. Heading south meanwhile, the beautiful Bay of Naples and the island of Sicily both boast their fair share of ancient artefacts, Paestum, Pompeii and Agrigento amongst them, not to mention geographical interest in the form of Mounts Etna and Vesuvius.

To really get the most out of your Italy school trip, we recommend a multi-centre itinerary, combining, for example, Rome with the Bay of Naples, or Venice with Florence. Why not contact us to discuss the available options?

Italy School Trip – Subject Suitability

Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Italy or Sicily.

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Bay of Naples

Positano 1 - smallPut together, the Bay of Naples and Sorrento peninsula are simply one of the most stunningly beautiful corners of Europe, having attracted visitors in their masses for centuries. This spectacular and rocky coastline has an abundance of archaeological and geological treasures, the perfect components for a geography or classics group, or indeed a modern languages school tour.

Rome

Trevi Fountain - small (c) Fototeca ENIT Vito ArcomanoWhere else but the Italian capital could you find such an abundance of awe-inspiring art, architecture, ancient history and cosmopolitan culture? For centuries the centre of Western civilisation, the capital of the Roman Empire and Catholicism, Rome is a veritable treasure trove of sights and delights boasting immeasurable educational value for students of all ages.

Venice & Lido de Jesolo

Grand_Canal_VeniceBalanced on pinewood stilts, with tranquil canals and labyrinthine alleyways criss-crossing the city, Venice is truly unique and the most magical of destinations for school groups to experience. One of the greatest art capitals of the world, Venice is a natural candidate for students of art and design, but it’s also the perfect place for putting language skills into practice.

Florence

Florence Panorama - smallBirthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, not to mention the dynamic centre of the Italian Renaissance, the influence of Florence’s forefathers can be seen in abundance throughout this well-preserved and thoroughly beautiful city. Why not use the opportunity to explore Tuscany in a bit more detail, visiting perhaps the beautiful towns and cities of Siena and San Gimignano.

Sicily

Greek Theatre, Siracusa (c) Fototeca ENIT, Vito Arcomano - smallEurope’s largest island, Sicily is a veritable melting pot of delights, be they archaeological treasures, wonders of the natural world or gastronomic goodies. From the glittering waters of the Mediterranean and the volcanic rim of Mount Etna to Roman mosaics and ancient Greek ruins, Sicily offers no shortage of educational opportunities, particularly for students of Italian.

Italy school trip images courtesy of Fototeca ENIT, Vito Arcomano.