5 ideas for a memorable school trip to Italy

Extraordinary monuments, ancient archaeology, delicious food and stunning landscapes… Italy has all the ingredients for an unforgettable educational tour. Our travel experts pick some of their favourites to inspire you with 5 great ideas for a memorable school trip to Italy, andiamo!

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1-LAKE GARDA AND VENICE

The Lake Garda region in Northern Italy has become one of the top destinations for school trips in recent years.

The largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda is a place of stunning scenery, picturesque historic towns and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.

It is also home to one of Italy’s classic theme parks: Gardaland; and a great base to visit nearby unmissable gems such as UNESCO-listed Venice and its iconic canals.

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2-ETERNAL ROME

A school trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rome. Where else to learn about the Roman Empire and how they shaped Europe but in Rome itself?

Rome was a city that would grow and thrive forever, hence its nickname ‘the Eternal City’ and the legacy of its far reaching Empire is indeed too great to fully grasp from textbooks.

Eventually the Empire did fall but left us with a city that is an open air museum, bringing history lessons vividly to life.

At the Colosseum for instance we can appreciate the magnitude of crowds that used to gather here to attend games and exhibitions. While at the Pantheon temple, we can admire the brilliance of architects and builders nearly 2000 years ago.

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3-CLASSIC FLORENCE AND TUSCANY

As the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence and Tuscany are a wonderful destination for school tours focused on art and culture but also science and technology.

The cultural movement known as the Renaissance, or ‘rebirth’, marked an important transition period from the turbulent Middle Ages to the modern period of history.

While this cultural revolution started in the State of Florence it spread across Europe, from the 14th to the 16th centuries. It brought new ideas, scientific advancements and ways to see and understand the world, inspired by the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

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4-ARCHAEOLOGY IN POMPEII

If Rome was the centre of the Empire, the city of Pompeii, buried in ash for centuries, gives students an extraordinary insight into the everyday life of an Ancient Roman city in the 1st century.

History and Archaeology students will be fascinated by the incredible archaeological park in Pompeii, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.

The city was buried after a volcanic eruption in the year 79 AD and buildings, artefacts and human remains stayed intact under the layer of ash for hundreds of years.

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5-SKIING IN ITALY

If you are looking for a school trip to Italy with an active focus, Folgaria and Lavarone are two of our favourite winter resorts in Italy for school ski trips.

They have great facilities for children and young skiers of all levels, including fantastic ski schools and a great network of over 100kms of pistes with plenty of easy and intermediate runs, perfect for beginners.

During the day, the students will take ski lessons with experienced qualified instructors improving their skills and confidence. While in the evenings they will enjoy age-appropriate apres-ski activities such as ice skating, snow tubing, bowling or even sightseeing.

Our school ski trips are designed by our knowledgeable school travel experts to guarantee a week of active fun on the slopes. Packages include all services and logistics required for a great trip such as transport, accommodation,equipment, ski passes and lessons.

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We hope you find inspiration for your school tour from these travel ideas. Contact our travel experts to start planning your school trip to Italy.

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