Italy occupies a unique place in European learning. Birthplace of the Renaissance, and, of course, homeland of the Roman Empire, Italy’s rich culture and history  makes it a splendid and much varied destination for a school trip. From the awesome hills and lakes of the north, to the charming Mediterranean coastline of the south, Italy is a country of contrasts, each a shade of La Dolce Vita.

Italy is the most wonderful destination for an educational tour. The country has an extraordinary wealth of culture for you to discover, from the ancient Romans, to the art, music and literature of the Renaissance. Whether your pupils are ancient historians or classicists with a view to exploring Rome and Pompeii’s fantastic archaelogical wealth, or art students eager to see the riches of Florence and Venice, Schools Into Europe will tailor-make your school trip to suit your needs exactly. As the home of the Western Catholic Church, Italy is also the ideal choice for Religious Studies tours, with each Basilica, Duomo and Cattedrale possessing its own unique history, identity and purpose. Indeed, the country is also the natural choice for those studying Italian, and is the only place where they can practise their language skills in a real-word context, as well as immerse themselves in modern Italy’s vibrant and engaging culture.

Schools Into Europe offers both coach tours and air travel to Italy, and depending on the length and learning objectives of your tour, we would be delighted to recommend which of Italy’s many destinations are right for you. If travelling by executive touring coach from your school, you can head straight for Northern Italy or take an overnight stopover, for example in Paris. For groups travelling to Rome or Sorrento we would recommend you break your journey in Lake Garda or Milan. Once you have reached your destination you will then have use of your coach to explore the region of your choice – or, whether by coach or air, you could even create a multi-centre tour to see as much as possible of this incredible country!

Why not contact us today to request more information, or look through our destination specific pages for some more inspiration?

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