Art tour to Rome by air: 5 days, 4 nights

Your art tour to Rome will enable your students to see the wonderful art of Italy along with taking in the beautiful aesthetics and architecture that Rome has to offer. Metro travel makes Rome accessible, but we recommend walking as it enables you to absorb the beauty of this ancient Roman city. Our suggested itinerary is there to offer ideas but we will tailor make your tour to meet your needs and curriculum requirements.

Suggested itinerary

Rome - Italy

Day one
Fly from the UK to Rome
Transfer to your accommodation
Explore the city on foot

Colosseum - Rome, Italy

Day two
Piazza Navona
Colosseum and Forum

Spanish Steps - Rome

Day three
St Peter’s Basilica
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museum
Spanish Steps

Trevi Fountain - Rome

Day four
Borghese Gallery
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Trevi Fountain

Aeroplane - Rome, Italy

Day five
Transfer to airport
Fly back to the UK

Tour gallery

Excursion Locator Map

Excursion Ideas

  • Piazza Navona

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: A beautiful square featuring sites such as ‘The Fountain of The Four Rivers’ and ‘Church of Saint’Agnese in Agone’. Students will also be able to see street artists at work in the square sketching portraits.
    Select says: Find out more about the square and church:

  • The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

    Subject range: Art, Cultural, History, Classics

    What you’ll experience: Once the heart of Roman public life, the Forum is a plaza in the centre of Rome surrounded by the ruins of important ancient government buildings. Many events took place here including public speeches, trials and elections. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline hills.
    Select says: According to tradition, the Forum’s beginnings are connected with the alliance between Romulus, the first king of Rome controlling the Palatine Hill, and his rival, Titus Tatius, who occupied the Capitoline Hill.

  • The Vatican City, St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine chapel

    Subject range: Art, Cultural, History, Classics

    What you’ll experience: The Vatican is the smallest state in the world. It’s full of places of interest to be discovered including the Vatican grounds and Museum with fabulous art work such as the wondrous Michelangelo masterpieces in the Sistine chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica with its beautiful Renaissance architecture, and St. Peter’s Square with the impressive Egyptian obelisk at its centre.
    Select says: It is best to visit the Vatican first, entering as early as possible in the morning to avoid the crowds (skip the line with Select’s fast pass into the Vatican) and then make your way to St. Peter’s Basilica. Our tour guides can tailor your tour to suit your requirements.

  • Spanish Steps

    Subject range: Art, Cultural

    What you’ll experience: A monumental stairway of 135 steps which climbs a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. They were built between 1723-1726 and designed by Francesco de Sanctis.
    Select says: At the base of the steps in the Piazza di Spagna is the early Baroque fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia which translates as ‘fountain of the ugly boat’.

  • Borghese Gallery

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: The Galleria Borghese is set within the beautiful Villa Borghese Pinciana, renowned for its gardens. You will see collections of paintings, sculptures and antiquities. View incredible paintings by artists such as Titian, Caravaggio, Raphael and Rubens and mythological sculptures by Bernini.
    Select says: The main floor is mostly devoted to classical antiquities of the 1st–3rd centuries AD and includes a famous mosaic of gladiators dated 320–30 AD. View more information on the gallery’s website including details of upcoming exhibitions:

  • National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: The collection includes works from many of the major artistic figures of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including Goya, Blake, Renoir, Rossetti, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Cezanne, Mirò, Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Klimt. There are also several works of contemporary art on display.
    Select says: To help prepare for your visit the museum website has a virtual 360° tour

  • Trevi Fountain

    Subject range: Art, Cultural, History, Classics

    What you’ll experience: The largest Baroque fountain in the city, the Trevi Fountain is a beautiful, imposing construction that features the central figure of Neptune flanked by two Tritons – one struggles to master an unruly sea horse, the other leads a more docile animal (this symbolises the two contrasting moods of the sea). A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.
    Select says: The fountain is mostly built of travertine stone. The largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine is the Colosseum in Rome.

Art trip to Rome by air: 5 days, 4 nights Accommodation

Hotel Capitol

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Capacity: 100

The Hotel Capitol is ideally located near to the Roma Termini Railway Station in the historical centre of the city, and is close to all the main monuments. The Hotel Capitol is located in a historic late Nineteenth century building and staff are friendly and English speaking. A great choice for your school tour to Rome!

Rooms: Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities, TV, air conditioning and WiFi.

Facilities: Facilities: Comfortable reception, the rooms occupy the six upper floors and can be reached by a modern elevator from the mezzanine floor.

Hotel Dina

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Location: Rome

Capacity: 100

Centrally located in Rome, close to the main train station. The Hotel Dina offers authentic Italian style accommodation in a great location.

Rooms: Rooms: Bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, television, radio.

Facilities: Facilities: Reception, breakfast room.