Friday, 11 June 2010 12:00 AM
Taking a group of pupils away on one of the memorable school tours available on the continent is a great way to reinforce their learning and help them remember some of the facts from the classroom.
When you're looking for somewhere to go in Europe, Italy should surely be high on the list of options.
Boasting a wealth of history, art and culture, it is the ideal place to visit to cover a wide range subjects and enthral your students.
This historic Italian city of Rome is a perfect location for school trips to Italy, with its historical and religious background, as well as its cultural gems.
When you book a school trip to the Italian capital, you'll be offered a host of options about excursions that you can undertake each day, which means you can tailor your tour to match a specific subject.
Of course, there are some sights in Rome that you should not miss, such as the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and the Piazza Venezia and all of these can be included in a guided tour of the city.
Another option when taking a school trip to Rome is a visit to Vatican City, including time to see the exhibits in the Vatican Museum.
This experience is ideal for any students who have been studying history or art, with displays of items such as miniature mosaics, classical antiquities and ceramics all on show.
When looking into school trips to Rome, you have to decide how long you plan to stay for.
You could easily book a four-day trip, taking in the main sights, while a longer excursion of nine days will also allow you and your pupils to see some of the surrounding areas.
Day trips to places such as Ostia can be arranged allowing you to explore some of Italy's other heritage.
The harbour city is a good option for those interested in Roman history, with many interesting ruins uncovered by a series of archaeological digs.
You can wander along the ancient streets and through squares, viewing the remains of temples and even a theatre.
There is also a museum documenting Ostia's history, as well as the archaeological excavations that have taken place over the years.
With so much to see and do, why not book a school trip to Italy and take your students on a journey of discovery through Rome?