Rome Art & Design School Trips & Tours
Showcasing Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassicist roots in its impressive architecture, Rome is a must-see destination for pupils seeking inspiration from more traditional approaches to art and design.
Home to famous museums including the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, a school trip to Rome is certain to inspire your pupils. During a study tour to this historic city, your group will enjoy a choice of many educational visits, important museums and galleries, as well as the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Paintings, sculptures and artefacts covering a range of styles and eras can be seen here, making the Eternal City an ideal place for your pupils to focus on traditional approaches to art. Plus, with majestic architecture around every corner, your pupils will be spoiled for choice with opportunities to sketch.
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 Ireland & transfer to accommodation, check-in assistance from NST Representative||Free time to explore the city & visit Santa Maria in Trastevere|
|2||Guided tour of Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica||Sketching time||Stroll down the Via del Corso, enjoy the window shopping!|
|3||Galleria d'Arte Moderna||Capitoline Museum, Colosseum & Roman Forum||Enjoy an Italian ice cream at the Trevi Fountain & the Spanish Steps|
|4||Last minute shopping & sightseeing||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Daytime flight from Ireland & transfer to accommodation, check-in assistance from NST Representative|
|Afternoon||Free time to explore the city & visit Santa Maria in Trastevere|
|Morning||Guided tour of Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel & St Peter's Basilica|
|Evening||Stroll down the Via del Corso, enjoy the window shopping!|
|Morning||Galleria d'Arte Moderna|
|Afternoon||Capitoline Museum, Colosseum & Roman Forum|
|Evening||Enjoy an Italian ice cream at the Trevi Fountain & the Spanish Steps|
|Morning||Last minute shopping & sightseeing|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland|
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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