Three Top Cross-curricular School Tours Abroad

Posted by on October 27, 2015

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Rome and Bay of Naples

A two-centre tour can be a great way to cover a range of excursions across different subjects. Rome and the Bay of Naples is a particularly rich destination for history, geography, art and design, religious studies, and of course the Italian language. Rome has numerous iconic historic sites including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain. The Vatican City covers many subjects in one visit and students can experience sights such as St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine chapel. For art and design there also visits within Rome such as Maxxi (Italy’s first national museum of contemporary art), Sant’Ignazio – the church of illusions, CineCittà Studios and many more.

Bay of Naples

Bay of Naples

In the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius and Pompeii are the perfect sites for geography and history, and there is also Solfatara at Pozzuoli (near Naples) which is a shallow, dormant volcanic crater, where students can see mud pools on the crater floor and great blasts of steam coming from the fumeroles. There is also the possibility of a visit to the island of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea. A boat trip around the island offers close up views of the caves, fissures and cliffs of the coastline. A two-centre tour to Rome and the Bay of Naples is ideal for KS3 and KS4 trips.

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