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Trips to Rome for Art & Design Students

For a city cloaked in history, religion, artistic heritage, and interspersed with landscaped gardens created by the Italian aristocracy, a college trip to Rome is a clear favourite for students of art & design. This fascinating city has been at the heart of Christianity for nearly 2000 years and will provide your group with a wealth of artistic  heritage to explore during their study trip.

Prices start from£369pp

Sample 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 Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation. Visit to Casa Sant' Angelo Free time to explore the city
2 Guided Walking Tour Guided tour of Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica Spend time around the Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain
3 Galleria d'Arte Moderna Capitoline Museum, Colosseum & Roman Forum Spend time around Piazza Navona
4 Palazzo Massimo Transfer to airport for return flight to London
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Morning Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation.
Afternoon Visit to Casa Sant' Angelo
Evening Free time to explore the city
Morning Guided Walking Tour
Afternoon Guided tour of Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica
Evening Spend time around the Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain
Morning Galleria d'Arte Moderna
Afternoon Capitoline Museum, Colosseum & Roman Forum
Evening Spend time around Piazza Navona
Morning Palazzo Massimo
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to London

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Return flights & overseas airport transfers
  • Services of a StudyLink Rome City Representative
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Rome

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica

Ancient art in an incredible setting. Contains examples of fresco, as well as an art collection from the galleries of Rome’s great families, including works dating from the 12th to the 18th century, such as Filippo Lippi’s ‘Madonna and Child’.

Galleria Spada

The Spada family collection of works, dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries. Artists in the collection include Rubens, Durer, Caravaggio, Guercino, Domenichino, and many others. Some 2nd and 3rd century Roman sculptures are also housed here.


Amaze students with the monumental size and grandeur of the world’s largest surviving structure of Roman antiquity, the scene of the legendary and savage gladiatorial games. 

This, the largest monument of Ancient Rome, seated more than 50,000 spectators in its day. Your students will see the location where fights between men and beasts, gladiatorial contests, races and simulated naval battles took place.

Trevi Fountain

Rome’s famous Baroque fountain is the largest in the city and the most beautiful in the world. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. The fountain is worldwide famous but many people do not know the history and the secrets hidden behind its construction.


Palatine Hill

The most central of the Seven Hills of Rome is one of the most ancient parts of the city. See the ruins of the Imperial Palaces and the Hut of Romulus, as well as a great view of the Circus Maximus. Explore the pleasant gardens or see vibrant frescos in the house of Augustus.

The Roman Forum

This site holds the remains of what once was the civic and political heart of the Roman Empire. The site was excavated in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Spanish Steps

Situated in Piazza di Spagna, these 18th century, majestic steps built in Baroque style are today a regular meeting place for Italians.

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

This gallery marks a dramatic change from the glories of the Renaissance and Ancient Rome to Modern Art. 75 rooms housing Neoclassical and Romantic paintings and sculptures, and the largest collection in Italy of 19th-20th century works by Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio De Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, and more.


St Peter’s Basilica

In Catholic tradition, this is the burial site of its namesake. Famous as a place of pilgrimage and for its historical associations. Like all the earliest churches in Rome, St Peter’s has its entrance to the east and the apse at the west of the building.

Ancient tradition suggests that St Peter’s Basilica was built where Peter, the apostle who is considered the first Pope, was crucified and buried in AD64. Today, the chapel houses many masterpieces.

This is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City, its dome being a dominant feature of the Roman skyline. Papal ceremonies take place here due to its size, proximity to the Papal residence, and location within the Vatican City walls.

Time Elevator

A great evening activity in the centre of Rome. Take a journey through the development of Rome and experience multi sensorial effects as you watch panoramic screens.

Galleria Borghese

A superb collection combining painting and sculptures, ideal for a compact visit. Housed in just 20 rooms, which can be explored in as little as two hours, this collection contains many masterpieces of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and paintings by Raphael. Space is devoted to Classical antiques of the 1st-3rd centuries AD, as well as Classical and Neoclassical sculpture.

Capitoline Museum

Situated on the top of the Capitoline Hill, this fabulous museum will inspire your students with its excellent collection of Roman statues, inscriptions and other artefacts. It houses an impressive collection of 14th to 17th century paintings and some of the oldest sculpture in the world with a focus on important ancient bronzes, ancient Roman statues, medieval and renaissance art, as well as jewels, coins and other artefacts.

Palazzo Massimo

This nineteenth-century palace in Neo-Renaissance style, close to the Termini Train Station, houses one of the world's most important collections of Classical art. Discover the many sculptures, frescoes and mosaics, coins and jewels in this real treasure trove of antiquities. The museum is one of four that collectively make up the Museo Nazionale Romano.

Study themes

  • Introduction to Art & Design: The World

  • History & Theory of Art