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Rome

With the remains of Rome’s ancient past scattered throughout the city, Rome is uniquely placed to offer a valuable insight into the history of the ancient world. From the colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome has so many historically significant and architecturally astounding sites to captivate your students. With many of the top attractions within easy walking distance of each other, Rome is a great city to explore on foot.

Beyond the rich history of the city, mbaodern Rome also has much to offer with fashion houses, top class museums and art galleries to suit all interests. Arrangements can be made to learn more about industries and social sciences within the Italian system, as well as visits to clubs and sports stadiums. Whether it’s the ancient or the modern that interests you, Rome offers an excellent destination for a wide variety of trips.

Sample Itinerary

A basic 4 day itinerary.

This suggestion is for four days in Rome. To complete this itinerary you will need to fly early on the first day and leave late on the last day, or arrive the night before by air and have an extra hotel night, or if you wish to travel by coach you will need to add a whole day at either end of the itinerary.

Day 1

Walking tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Walking tour of the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Spanish Steps.

Day 2

Full day excursion to Pompeii and Naples.

Day 3

Full day guided tour of the Vatican followed by St Peters and the Sant Angelo Castle.

Day 4

Full day guided tour to Ancient Ostia and the Catacombs.

Visits and Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Pantheon

Pantheon

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Once a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of Ancient Rome before becoming the first of its kind to be turned into a Christian church, the Pantheon is one of the best preserved and most impressive monuments of Ancient Rome. The magnificent dome is the largest unsupported dome in the world and stands testament to the quality of Roman engineering.

Castel Sant Angelo

Castel Sant Angelo

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Originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, the Castel Sant Angelo has also been a prison and papal residence. Given this varied history it makes for a fascinating visit, with an excellent museum inside.

Colosseum

Colosseum

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Once capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum is one of the most iconic symbols of the ancient world. The building is still impressive 2,000 years after its construction and we can arrange guided tours so your students can learn all about its fascinating history and significance to Roman culture. An admission ticket also gives access to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, which are both in the same area.

St Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Basilica

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The world’s biggest Christian Basilica is a must visit during a trip to Rome. You will be amazed by the art and architecture of the Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine chapel. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, so talk to us about planning the best time to visit to minimise queueing.

Tivoli - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History Leisure Activity

Explore Hadrian’s villa and the Villa d’Este – two world heritage sites displaying some of the finest examples of Roman and Renaissance architecture. Your students can learn all about the construction of these magnificent villas and the stories of their Roman inhabitants. The Tivoli Gardens are simply spectacular, and are not to be missed!

Keats Museum - (Click for more information)

Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Dedicated to the English Romantic poets who were captivated by the city. Your students can gain a fascinating insight into the lives and works of John Keats, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.

Basilica of Saint John Lateran - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

This lesser known ancient church is actually Rome’s Cathedral and is well worth a visit in addition to the Vatican.

Trevi Fountain - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The largest baroque fountain in the world is also one of the most beautiful.

Capitoline Hill - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The most sacred of Rome’s seven hills, the Capitoline Hill was home to the Temple of Jupiter and the Triad, so had a huge place in Ancient Roman culture. It was also at the centre of some of the most significant events in Roman history, which your students can learn all about right where they took place. The hill is now home to the Capitoline museum, which has many ancient masterpieces such as The Dying Gaul and the Capitoline She-Wolf.

The Forum and Palatine Hill - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Both these attractions are included in the same admission ticket as the colosseum. As the centre of activity in Ancient Rome, visiting the site will give students a valuable insight into the day to day lives of its citizens. The Palatine Hill gives great views across the city, and was once the Imperial residence of Caligula and Nero. We can supply you with a guide if needed, in order to get the most out of a visit to the ruins. There is also little shade here, so we recommend visiting later in the day when it is cooler.

Circus Maximus - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Back in its glory days this stadium could hold over 250,000 spectators as they enjoyed the chariot races that took place there. Although the ruins have faded with time, this is still a valuable visit for those studying Ancient Rome.

Ancient Ostia - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

About 20 miles outside of Rome, the beautifully preserved ruins of this port city will give a valuable insight into life in the Roman Empire. Your group could spend a whole day exploring its art, architecture and history.

Catacombs - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Burial inside the city walls was forbidden from the fifth century, so there are thousands of burial chambers underground outside Rome. There are a number of catacombs you can visit, so talk to us about what would best work with your itinerary.

Spanish Steps - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture General Tourist Attraction

At the base of Piazzi Trinita dei Monti, these iconic steps lead up to the Trinita dei Monti Church.

Accommodation in Rome is very dependent on seasonal availability. We can tell you about the types of accommodation we are able to offer and then be more specific in our quotation, depending on availability at the time of your visit.

We can offer three styles of accommodation:

  • There are youth hostels which are typically large and busy.
  • There are small privately run hotels of an older style which are very central, but don’t generally have a restaurant so evening meals are taken in nearby restaurants.
  • There are modern hotels on the outskirts of the city which offer a comfortable package and an onsite restaurant.