We are excited to feature one of our fantastic arts-based trips to Italy. This trip takes students on a journey of discovery of Italian Renaissance, some incredible Tuscan Countryside and UNESCO Heritage Sites, Vatican City and museums, galleries with some of the world’s most spectacular artistic gems, statues and paintings.
Day 1: Travel day
Fly from your home city to Rome
Day 2: Rome
Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a three hour guided walk of Ancient Rome, including entrance and a guided tour of the mighty Colosseum. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: The Vatican City
After breakfast, take a tour of the smallest country in the world, The Vatican City, including a guided tour of St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, where you will see awe-inspiring works from Michelangelo and other Italian Masters. In the afternoon, explore the city with a Renaissance and Baroque walking tour of Rome, taking in the impressive Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4: Art Galleries and Pizza Making
After breakfast, enjoy some of the city’s amazing Art Galleries such as the Maxxi Museum designed by Zaha Hadid, or the Marco on Via Nizza, the newest contemporary art museum in Rome. In the early evening, why not take part in a pizza making class that your students will love, and then eat your delicious pizza creations….
Day 5: Rome-Florence
After breakfast, take a coach to Villa d’Este in Tivoli to visit this spectacular palace and gardens with innumerable fountains. It is one of the country’s finest examples of Renaissance Architecture. Take a coach to Florence and visit beautiful San Gimignano on the way. Enjoy a two-course meal at a local restaurant in Florence.
Day 6: Uffizi Gallery and Renaissance Walking Tour
After breakfast, meet your guide for a half day walking tour of Renaissance Florence, including a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery. In the afternoon, visit the Accademia Museum and see Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7: Art Galleries
Spend the day exploring the fabulous galleries and sites in Florence such as Bargello Museum, Gucci Gallery, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, Brancacci Chapel and Ferragamo Museum.
Day 8: Pisa
After breakfast, take the train to Pisa and explore the city under the guidance of your teacher. You will see the world famous leaning tower, the cathedral and the surrounding area, including Piazza dei Miracoli. Participate in a teacher-led drawing workshop, focusing on Pisa and its surrounds. Return to Florence by train.
Day 9: Florence
Today your students will take part in a four hour English speaking workshop in the beautiful Bargello Museum, or try an “En Plein” in one of the beautiful squares.
Day 10: Florence to Venice via Ravenna
After breakfast, coach transfer to Ravenna to visit this UNESCO town full of stunning buildings and beautiful mosaics. After lunch, coach transfer to Venice.
Day 11: Venice
After breakfast, meet your local guide as you enjoy a walking tour of Venice that includes a visit to Piazza San Marco, (the drawing room of Europe), and entrance to Doge’s Palace. In the afternoon, visit the Fortuny Museum.
Day 12: Venice
After breakfast, visit the Punta Della Dogana or the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. After lunch, visit Murano or Burano and see some of the traditional artisans making glass, or take part in a Venetian Mask Making Workshop. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 13: Venice to Australia
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Day 14: Home
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- Why not combine your Italian trip with a visit to another European country such as France or England?
- Take the ferry over to Capri and visit the Blue Grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue.
- Enjoy a day out at the amusement park “Gardaland”.
- Try one of the mask making classes in Venice.
"The tour that Educating Adventures organised for us exceeded all of our expectations. From the very first email we sent simply enquiring about a tour, to the very last 'welcome home' email we received upon our return, the level of care and service we were given was exceptional. From both the staff and students that attended, it really was one of the most incredible educational experiences we've all had to date.“
Krystal Skelin – Prendiville Catholic College, New York, Orlando, Washington DC, April 2017