Explore the beuties of ancient and modern Rome
“As soon as you enter Rome, get in a carriage and ask to be brought to the Colosseum or to St.Peter’s. If you try to get there on foot, you will never arrive: too many marvelous things will stop you along the way.”
Rome is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city, with 2,705,317 residents. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber river. Rome's history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilization. Even outside of the history of the Roman Empire, Rome has a significant place in the story of Christianity up to the present day, for it endures as the home of the papacy. The worldwide Roman Catholic Church is administered from the Vatican City, run by the Holy See as an independent enclave and the world's smallest sovereign state. Today, Rome is a modern, cosmopolitan city, and the third most-visited tourist destination in the European Union. Due to its influence in politics, media, the arts and culture, Rome has been described as a global city.
As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. The historic centre of Rome is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. According to City Brands Index, Rome is globally perceived as the second most exciting and attractive city in the world. We encourage the students to go on this Field Trip, to discover Italy’s history through the ancient magnificence of its Capital City. The itinerary that we propose includes some of the main attractions: the monuments of the Ancient City (the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon) and the Vatican City (St.Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums). The students have also free time that they can spend wandering around the city, walking through its streets, arriving to the Spanish Steps, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, etc. We give them, along with the itinerary, a list of the things that they could do or see during their free time, such as Contemporary Art Exhibits, Museums that are not included in our guided tour, etc.