History Trips to Rome
Roman history has a great impact on much of the world’s history including the building of the Roman empire, the creation of the Catholic church and Fascism. Rome is a beautiful place to visit and offers a variety of historical and cultural references.
No school history trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the ancient Roman sports arena, The Coliseum (Coloseum, Colosseum), which was built during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano c. AD 72 and dedicated in AD 80 by his son Titus. The popular name of Coliseum came about because the immense oval stadium was situated next to a colossal statue of Nero. Another popular visit is the Pantheon built in 27 BC as a temple to all gods and is the best preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings.
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.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight||Arrive in Rome and transfer to your accommodation||Visit the Trevi Fountain followed by a meal in a local restaurant|
|2||Guided walking tour of the city||Exploring the Colosseum, Papatine Hill and Imperial Forums||Go to Rome most famous stairs, the Spanish Steps before your evening meal|
|3||Day Trip to Ancient Ostia|
|4||Free time in the city||Transfer to Rome airport for return flight||Arrive back in the UK|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight|
|Afternoon||Arrive in Rome and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Visit the Trevi Fountain followed by a meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Guided walking tour of the city|
|Afternoon||Exploring the Colosseum, Papatine Hill and Imperial Forums|
|Evening||Go to Rome most famous stairs, the Spanish Steps before your evening meal|
|Morning||Day Trip to Ancient Ostia|
|Morning||Free time in the city|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Rome airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive back in the UK|
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Reasons to Visit
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.
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.
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.
The Coliseum (Coloseum, Colosseum), was built during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano c. 72 AD and dedicated in 80 AD by his son Titus. The popular name of Coliseumcame about because the immense oval stadium was situated next to a colossal statue of Nero. The original name of this ancient Roman sports arena, the largest arena of its kind, is The Amphitheatrum Flavium.
Arco di Constantino
Standing alongside the Colosseum, Constantine's triumphal arch was one of the last great Roman monuments, erected in AD 315, shortly before he abandoned the city for Byzantium. Standing alongside the Colosseum, Constantine's triumphal arch was one of the last great Roman monuments, erected in AD 315, shortly before he abandoned the city for Byzantium.
Now a sprawl of ancient ruins, the Roman Forum used to be the centre of life in Rome during the Roman Empire with public squares, temples and law courts. The forum also served as a city square and central hub where the people of Rome gathered for justice and faith.
Built in 27BC,as a temple the Pantheon has been also used as a church and a market. It's main feature of what is the best preserved of all the ancient Roman buildings, is the 9 metre circular hole in its dome which casts down a beam of light.
The Imperial Forums, built around 1AD, were the centre of Roman society and consisted of temples and public squares. Nowadays all that remains are ruins, although it is still a very impressive site
A number of palaces dating from the 1st century can be found on the hill overlooking the Roman Forum. Open: Mon & Wed-Sat 9am till two hours before sunset, Tue & Sun 9am-1pm.
From the 4th century BC, Circus Maximus was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome. The chariot races were held here for audiences of up to 150,000 people and it became the model for all other circuses in Rome. Today, the site is a public park.
The Appian way is the oldest and most famous road built by the ancient Romans. Built in 312 BC it ran south to Brindisi and was more than 350 miles long. Near Rome the road was lined with tombs, of which the ruins of many can still be seen.
Day Trip to Ancient Ostia
With preservation in places matching that of Pompeii, the ancient Roman port of Ostia Antica is an extraordinary site. Once a thriving city of around 60,000 people today it gives an excellent look into ancient lives with docks, warehouses, apartments and mansions, shops, baths and temples.
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.
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