Trips to Rome for History Students
On an A Level history college trip to Rome, your students will get to explore key historical sites and learn how Mussolini created an alternative view of Fascism; making it seem powerful and progressive. Using the ancient glories of the Roman Empire as inspiration, he was able to use this as propaganda to influence the Italian people, creating a population that would obey his rule.
Exploring key locations used by Mussolini, your students will get to investigate the impact of Fascist rule on the lives of ordinary Italian people, whilst getting to visit sites of great historical importance.
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||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Free time. Evening meal|
|2||Fosse Ardeatine memorial. Guided tour of key Fascism sites including EUR district, Foro Italico and the balcony of Palazzo Venezia.||Evening meal|
|3||Guided sightseeing visit to Vatican City includes the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica.||Visit to the Historical Museum of the Liberation – Via Tasso (optional guided tour).||Time Elevator & evening meal|
|4||Last minute shopping & sightseeing||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Evening||Free time. Evening meal|
|Morning||Fosse Ardeatine memorial. Guided tour of key Fascism sites including EUR district, Foro Italico and the balcony of Palazzo Venezia.|
|Morning||Guided sightseeing visit to Vatican City includes the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica.|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Historical Museum of the Liberation – Via Tasso (optional guided tour).|
|Evening||Time Elevator & evening meal|
|Morning||Last minute shopping & sightseeing|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
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 includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink City Representative to provide a 24-hour assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Services of a Local Guide
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
Top visits for college groups in Rome
4 hour guided tour of Fascism sites
Lead by Richard Bowen, our head guide in Rome, the tour takes in key Fascist sites in the city and can include the EUR district and the balcony of Palazzo Venezia.
Today the EUR quarter is mainly a business district. It was planned to host the Universal Exposition of Rome in 1942 that never took place due to the war. Examples of fascist town planning, it features several important buildings including the brilliant white Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro.
This is part of the Olympic area in Rome – a testimony to the Fascist regime's romance with ancient Rome. Its continued existence shows the survival of the dictatorship's architectural heritage. There is a huge marble obelisk reading Mussolini Dux at the entrance, and the Stadio dei Marmi sports stadium features 60 marble statues of male athletes.
Historical Museum of the Liberation – Via Tasso
Recording the period of German occupation of Rome in WW2 and its subsequent liberation, also covering the persecution of Rome’s Jews. The building housing the museum was used by the SS to torture members of the Italian Resistance in the first half of 1944.
Fosse Ardeatine Memorial and Museum
A National Monument and Memorial Cemetery, it tragically became a symbol of the resistance movement after the occupying German troops’ mass execution here of 335 innocent youths and adults, taken at random from Rome’s prisons and streets, in reprisal for an attack carried by partisan fighters in the city centre.
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.
Vatican Museums (including the Sistine Chapel)
The most famous chapel in the world, decorated by the greatest artists of the Renaissance. The Sistine Chapel and the Stanze della Segnatura, decorated by Raphael, are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. This chapel represents a collection quite unique in the history of painting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Built as a temple to all the gods and rebuilt circa 126AD during Hadrian’s reign, it’s still in use today. A marvel of Roman engineering and, until the middle of the 20th century, the largest masonry dome built.
- Time Elevator
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