10 January 2024 • 4 Mins Read

What Are The Best Places to Visit on a School Trip to Rome?

"I came, I saw, I conquered"

Julius Caesar uttered these famous words during a lifetime of winning wars and creating a legacy that would never be forgotten. Ancient Rome was full of people with ambition who believed in honouring the gods, and that can be seen in the foundations of the Eternal City.

The Ancient Romans built monuments to their own pride that have lasted through to the modern era. Whether they were worshipping Jupiter, King of the Gods, or praying for guidance from Mars, God of War, the Romans took their religion seriously.

It’s a comforting idea to believe in something greater than ourselves, and learning about the rich history behind religion can provide students with a better understanding of the beliefs and values we hold today.

What is on offer on a school trip to Rome?

No classroom can compare to seeing the grandeur of St Peter’s Basilica or wandering around the Colosseum where gladiators battled to prove themselves as warriors. On a school trip to Rome your students can see all of that and more. They’ll be able to learn about how the Empire was formed, the customs of Ancient Rome and how Christianity became the dominant faith.

The Eternal City

The City of Rome was built on religion, from the Ancient Romans who secured their legacy, to the majestic churches dedicated to Christianity. Such wonders include the Palatine Hill that formed the birth of the Empire and the Sistine Chapel that’s famous for Michelangelo’s frescoes. Students will be exposed to beautiful architecture and come away with an appreciation for the hard work that went into building the sites.

Roam around Rome

To help your students prepare for a religious studies or classics trip to Rome, we’re taking you on a tour of the city’s fascinating religious sites. Let history be your guide as you’re transported through a wonderful era...

Palatine Hill

Birth place of the Empire, the Palatine Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome that stands above the Roman Forum. Legend has it that the founders of the city, Romulus and Remus, were nursed by the she-wolf Lupa in a cave on the Palatine.

Roman Forum

Considered the heart of Ancient Rome, the Forum was a melting pot of commerce, trials, speeches, administration and religious worship.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum was built as a monument to Roman pride and spectacle. Gladiators fought fierce battles for the pleasure of thousands.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is a grand ancient temple dedicated to the Roman gods. It is one of the best preserved buildings in the entire city and was later converted into a church.

St Peter's Basilica

One of the holiest Catholic places in the world, the Basilica is the burial site of St Peter. Renowned artist Michelangelo was one of many architects who worked on turning the building into what it is today.

The Vatican

The Vatican Museums contain some of the most varied art collections in the world. You will be able to visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel that houses Michelangelo's most famous frescoes.

Learn more about school trips to Rome

If you’re looking to plan a religious studies or classics school trip to Rome, get in touch with one of our specialist team members who can create a tailor-made school tour for your students.