Italy Culture and Language

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                      Italy Culture and Language
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                      Italy Culture and Language
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                      Italy Culture and Language

The Concept

Schools looking to inspire and challenge students with a CLIL in Italy should look no further than this comprehensive 14-day Italian Cultural and Language tour. After spending 5 days in Rome, the real highlight of this program is heading north to medieval Assisi and Siena, and then onto the renaissance heartland of Florence, before finishing in stunning Venice and Milan.

This tour has been designed for language, art, history or catholic secondary school students, or a combination of any of these. 

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – ROME

Depart Australia on your flight to Rome.

DAY 2 ROME (D)

Arrive Rome. On arrival you will be met by a local representative who will escort you to your coach and hand out your 3 Day Public Transport passes. Coach transfer to your accommodation on arrival. Remainder of the day at teacher’s discretion. Dinner included.

DAY 3 ROME (B, D)

After breakfast, use your public transport pass to travel to the Colosseum. Enjoy a half day guided walking tour of Ancient Rome taking in the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Free afternoon at teacher's discretion. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 4 ROME (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Travel to the Vatican by public transport.
Your day at Vatican City will begin in St. Peter’s Square. Own arrangements to visit St. Peter’s Basilica with its many treasures and masterpieces including Michelangelo’s famous Pieta.
A guided visit of the Vatican Museums will allow you to view their impressive collection, including the extraordinary ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (entrance included).
Remainder of the day at teacher’s discretion.
Dinner included.

DAY 5 ROME (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Free day for sightseeing at teachers’ discretion.
Optional suggestions include a visit one of Rome’s many catacombs, or take a trip to Tivoli to visit Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa. Alternatively, a full day excursion to Pompeii with a visit to the excavations can be arranged.
Dinner included.

DAY 6 ROME – ASSISI (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel followed by check out.
Meet your coach and depart Rome, travelling to Assisi in Umbria, the heart of Italy.
Explore the medieval town with its many churches and see the Basilica of St. Francis.
Dinner included.

DAY 7 ASSISI – SIENA – SAN GIMIGNANO - FLORENCE (B, D)

Depart Assisi after breakfast and travel by private coach to medieval Siena in Tuscany to explore the Duomo and the famous Piazza del Campo. Re-board your coach and continue on to the walled, hilltop town of San Gimignano and admire its beautiful medieval towers dating back to the 12th century. Proceed to Florence on your coach. Dinner included this evening.

DAY 8 FLORENCE (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Enjoy a half day guided walking tour of Florence before visiting either the Accademia or the Uffizi Gallery (entrance to 1 museum included).
Free afternoon at teacher’s discretion.
Dinner included.

DAY 9 FLORENCE (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast you will have the day to further explore the city and surrounds of Florence.
Suggested activities include a train journey to Pisa.
Dinner included.

DAY 10 FLORENCE – MODENA – VENICE (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel followed by check out.
Meet your coach and depart Florence for Venice.
You will stop on the way in Modena to visit the Ferrari Museum (entrance included).
On arrival at Venice Tronchetto you will be met by a local representative who will hand over your 48 h Vaporetto passes.
Make your way to the nearby accommodation and check in.
Dinner is included in Venice this evening.

DAY 11 VENICE (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel.
Use your Vaporetto pass to get to the famous Piazza San Marco.
Enjoy a guided tour of Venice (2 hours) which will introduce you to this magnificent city. Enjoy sights such as St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.
Free afternoon at teacher’s discretion.
Suggestion: your included Vaporetto Pass will allow you to visit Murano and Burano islands in the afternoon.
Dinner included this evening.

DAY 12 VENICE – MILAN (B, D)

Breakfast at hotel followed by check out.
Make your way to Venice Tronchetto and meet your coach.
Depart Venice to Milan.
On arrival check into your accommodation (rooms may not be ready until 2.30pm).
You can spend the remainder of the day exploring this bustling, fashionable, business capital.
Optional (subject to availability), you can see the famous Cenacolo Vinciano in the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.
Dinner included.

DAY 13 MILAN – AUSTRALIA (B)

Breakfast at hotel followed by check out.
Coach transfer to the airport and check in for your flight to Australia.

DAY 14 AUSTRALIA

Arrive Australia (subject to airline schedules).

Italy options:

at additional cost

Modern Rome Tour

Half day guided walking tour visiting the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the shopping street of Via Condotti.

Rome Crypt and Catacomb Tour

Peel back the millennia as you descend into Rome’s underground burial chambers.

Pompeii options

Choose from a day trip to visit Pompeii or a 2 day/1 night option to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Walking tours of Rome, Florence & Venice

Enjoy either a half or full day tour of these cities.

Gladiator Tour - Rome

Don’t miss this opportunity to re-create Roman history and get a hands-on look at life as a gladiator. Activities include dressing up and learning basic techniques of gladiatorial sword fighting, and a museum visit.

Sorrento–Capri–Pompeii (3 Days/2 Nights)

From Capri’s scenic coastline, to the Roman town of Pompeii, destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, Italy has many mesmerising sights. Includes bustling Naples, the stunning Italian coast at Sorrento, a guided tour of Pompeii, two nights accommodation and a private touring coach.

Cooking lessons

In either Rome, Florence or Siena, enjoy a lesson cooking traditional Italian fare from pizza to spaghetti.

Meal Legend: (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • 4 x nights’ accommodation in 2 star hotel in Rome with breakfast & dinner
  • 1 x night’s accommodation in 2 star hotel in Assisi with breakfast & dinner
  • 3 x nights’ accommodation in 2 star hotel in Florence with breakfast & dinner
  • 2 x nights’ accommodation in 2 star hotel in Venice with breakfast & dinner
  • 1 x night’s accommodation in 2 star hotel in Milan with breakfast & dinner
  • Coach transfers: Rome airport – accommodation, Rome Assisi, Assisi – Siena – San Gimignano - Florence, Florence – Modena – Venice, Venice – Milan, Milan accommodation - airport
  • 3 Day Public Transport Pass in Rome including meet and greet for delivery
  • 48 hours Vaporetto pass in Venice including meet and greet for delivery
  • Half day guided walking tour of Ancient Rome including entrance to the Colosseum
  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (entrance included, school letter required)
  • Half day guided walking tour of Florence
  • 2 hours guided walking tour of Venice
  • Entrance to either the Accademia or Uffizi Galleries in Florence, San Marco’s Basilica in Venice