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Art & Design Trips to Rome

There is so much to see in Rome for subjects such as Art, Design and Architecture. The Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel house one of the finest art collections in the world. The Capitoline Museums are housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo, which face each other across the Piazza del CampidoglioThe Borghese Gallery has a villa and a small palace which were constructed at the beginning of the 17th century in an area then occupied by orchards and vineyards, evidence of which can still be seen today.


Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5

  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Textile Design
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • Photography

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Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Check in to UK airport for flight Arrive in Rome and transfer to your accommodation Evening Meal
2 Guided Walking Tour of the city Explore the Borghese Gallery Meal in a local restaurant
3 Spend the day visiting the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Evening meal and free time in Piazza Navona
4 Visit to The Capitoline Museum Transfer to Rome airport for return flight Arrive in the UK, onward travel to school
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Morning Check in to UK airport for flight
Afternoon Arrive in Rome and transfer to your accommodation
Evening Evening Meal
Morning Guided Walking Tour of the city
Afternoon Explore the Borghese Gallery
Evening Meal in a local restaurant
Morning Spend the day visiting the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Evening Evening meal and free time in Piazza Navona
Morning Visit to The Capitoline Museum
Afternoon Transfer to Rome airport for return flight
Evening Arrive in the UK, onward travel to school

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Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Borghese Gallery

The Borghese villa and its small palace were constructed at the beginning of the 17th century in an area then occupied by orchards and vineyards, evidence of which can still be seen today. It exemplifies the style of villa owned by a great Roman family at that period. The Gallery contains works by Raffaello, Canova, Bernini and Romano.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel

The Vatican Museums house one of the finest art collections in the world. As the collections are so vast, it is better to confine yourselves to a few selected highlights such as the Chiaramonte Gallery, the Raphael Rooms, Raphael’s Loggia and the Chapel of Nicholas V, the Pinacoteca Gallery, not forgetting the Sistine Chapel with the awe-inspiring Last Judgement, which fills the altar wall.

National Gallery of Ancient Art

Housed in the Palazzo Barberini, the gallery includes works by Romano, Sanzio, Perugino, Bernini, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Tiepolo and Holbein.

National Gallery of Modern Art

The Gallery includes work by Balla, Morandi, Pirandello, Carra, de Chirico, de Pisisi, Guttoso, Fontana, Burri, Mastroianni, Turcato, Kandinsky and Cézanne.

Capitoline Museums

Dating back to 1471, the Capitoline Museums are the world’s oldest public museums. Their collection of classical sculpture is one of Italy's finest. There is also a formidable picture gallery with masterpieces by the likes of Titian, Tintoretto, Rubens and Caravaggio.

National Roman Museum

The Roman National Museum, founded in 1889 is spread across 4 locations around the city. Its collections illustrate the history of the city and provides a magnificent showcase for some of the most beautiful paintings, mosaics and sculptures of the Roman age.

Macro Museum of Contemporary Art

Macro’s permanent collection offers a selection of some of the most significant expressions characterising the Italian art scene since the 1960s.

National Museum of 21st Century Arts (MAXXI)

The MAXXI is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture. The structure itself is a work of art made of steel, glass and concrete, while the internal space is carved up by a labyrinth of bridges and walkways.

Guided Sightseeing Tour

A sightseeing tour of Rome will offer your group the opportunity to see the city's main attractions. A professional, experienced, English-speaking guide will give an insight into the history and culture of the city and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain stands 85 feet high and 65 feet wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.


Rome’s great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city's ancient sights. A monument to raw, merciless power. It is not just the amazing completeness of the place, or its size, but the sense of violent history that resonates. Two thousand years on it is Italy's top tourist attraction.

Vatican City

The Vatican City is situated entirely within the city of Rome, sprawling over a hill west of the River Tiber, and separated from the rest of the city by a wall. Vatican City comprises St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Square, the Vatican and the Vatican Gardens. The Vatican City is best known to tourists and students of architecture for the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica.

The Spanish Steps

Designed by Italian Francesco De Sanctis, financed by a French diplomat and named after the nearby Spanish Embassy, the Spanish Steps are Rome's most famous stair case.

Piazza Navona

Enjoy the daily circus of street performers, artists and tourists acted out against a backdrop of baroque palazzi and ornate fountains.

Day Trip to Assisi

Approximately 90 miles north of Rome, in the rolling hills of Umbria, stands the exceptionally well preserved medieval town of Assisi. Known primarily as the birthplace of St. Francis (1182-1226 AD), the town has been a sacred place since long before the Fransiscan era. The Basilica of San Francesco, one of Italy's foremost monuments, was built between 1228 and 1253 AD.

Day Trip to Tivoli

Tivoli is located not far from Rome, Italy. Known as Tibur in ancient times, Tivoli was a favourite resort for Roman travellers, and home to Villa Adriana (Hadrian's Villa). It took ten years to complete the largest and most sumptuous palace in the Roman Empire (135 AD.) Built on Roman ruins in 1550, the nearby Villa d'Este boasts one of the finest gardens in all of Italy. It's a magical place where five hundred fountains keep tons of water flowing.

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