Overview

 Highlights


  • Discovering Italian cities with local guides
  • Viewing spectacular artworks and sculptures in museums and galleries
  • Sculpturing in a Leonardo DaVinci Art School workshop in Florence
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix of scenery and sights, from the cities to historic towns
  • Expanding Italian vocabulary through an introductory Italian lesson in Florence
  • Exploring the historic towns and archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Immersing in the Italian culture and cuisine through meals and the Pizza and Gelato cooking class in Florence

The Language Arts Tour is a program carefully sculpted for schools interested in immersing in Italian culture through arts, language, history and cuisine. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Italian experiences through a hands-on cooking class, sculpture workshop, introductory Italian lesson and be able to witness spectacular artworks and sculptures in some of the most famous galleries and museums in the world. Local tour guides will show students the main sights of cities, providing informative and interpretive commentary.

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Arrive at Pisa airport where you will be met by your guide before taking a transfer to the city. There will be an opportunity to stop and view the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, standing 56 metres high on an almost 4-degree slant, before transferring to the hostel in Florence. Dinner will be supplied in a local restaurant, providing a taste of the Italian cuisine.

Meals:  D

This morning you will have a guided tour of the Uffizi gallery, displaying ancient sculptures and paintings from the Middle Ages to the modern period. You will then have a self-guided tour of Galleria dell'Accademia which is famous for its Michelangelo sculptures, particularly his David. In the afternoon, you will participate in a pizza and gelato cooking class, furthering the emersion into Italian foods. Dinner will be provided through the class. The group is to split in two if there is over 20 people and the classes will take place at different times.

Meals:  B,D

Engage in a 3-hour sculpture workshop at Leonardo DaVinci Art School and begin to learn Italian with a 1.5 hr introductory lesson with a local teacher, allowing basic communication with locals. A guided tour or workshop will then take place at Museo Galileo as well as a guided tour at Dante’s House.

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast, transfer to Volterra (approximately 1.30 hours) where a local guide will take you to view the main sites of the city and visit a traditional Alabaster workshop in a half day tour. The remainder of the day is free for exploration under the supervsion of your teachers before dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast, transfer to Florence (approximately 1.30 hours) to catch a train to Naples (approximately 3 hours) where a local guide will greet you at the station and transfer you to Pompeii (30 minutes). You will have a guided tour to visit sites along with the Pompeii archaeological site, the remains of a city devasted from a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Transfer back to Naples and your hotel to have dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals:  B,D

Transfer to Ercolano (30 minutes) for a full day excursion. With a local guide, visit Herculaneum archaeological site, a place also buried under volcanic ash and pumice from the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD. Transfer to Rome (approximately 3.50 hours) where a local guide will take you on a 3-hour tour in the Colosseum as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Meals:  B,D

You will be issued a one-day public transport pass for morning self-guided visits. You may visit the Campo di Fiori Market, one of the oldest markets in Rome, as well as famous Roman Piazzas such as Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, and more. In the afternoon, there will be a guided Vatican Tour where you will enter Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel and visit St. Peter’s Basilica, a Renaissance style church.

Meals:  B

Transfer to Rome airport to depart from Rome.

Meals:  B


Learning outcomes for students

World Expeditions Schools journeys are designed to encourage positive personal development and the learning of life skills, while leaving the communities and environments we travel to, in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to:
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers, their teachers, and the local people they meet.
• increase the confidence to engage with new people, and collaboratively make informed decisions.
• discover the benefits of working cooperatively together as a cohesive team, to achieve a common objective.
• Increase the ability to face, and cope with, mental and physical challenges and therefore increase resilience.
• give students a chance to appreciate and care for the natural world. The environments we travel through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment.
• Learn personal skills i.e., time management, personal hygiene, responsibility for personal gear, patience, tolerance, and public speaking.
We help encourage students to learn what it means to be a true global citizen.


Inclusions

  • International economy group flights (return) - as required/requested, organised by World Expeditions Schools
  • Experienced English speaking local guide/s
  • All meals as described in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 6 dinners)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All transfers as described in the itinerary by private coach and train, public transport
  • Entrance fees and experiences as outlined
  • 24 hour Emergency support contact in Italy
  • All city taxes
  • Teachers travelling from school with program

  • Any drinks during meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visa if required
  • Lunch

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Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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