Italy Politics

4 days/ 3 nights

From only £239pp

Overview

4 days/ 3 nights From only £239pp

This tour of the Italian capital offers students an insight into Rome during the rule of Mussolini and the Nazi occupation.  From Fascist architecture and the former home of Mussolini to sites of Nazi atrocities, students can experience life in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s.  There are also opportunities to visit the ancient sites of the city.   

What's included in the trip?

  • Return scheduled flights
  • Accommodation on a b&b basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:15 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Departure from UK. Transfer to accommodation in Rome. Free time to visit city’s world famous sights, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain.

  • Day 2

    Guided walking tour ‘in the footsteps of Mussolini’ which starts at the former residence of Mussolini and its underground bomb shelter. Museo Storico della Liberazione.

  • Day 3

    Guided walking tour of the EUR District to view the area that Mussolini developed with his fascist style architecture. Visit to Fosse Ardeatine Rome, the site where 335 Italian soldiers were massacred as revenge for an ambush on German soldiers.

  • Day 4

    Free morning to visit the city’s other famous historical sites and piazzas. Departure to UK.

Accommodation

Enhance your trip

  • Full of museums, temples, monuments, fountains and even a lake, the Vila Borghese gardens are a serene escape from the busy city center of Rome. There is so much to see that by going for a relaxing stroll around the grounds you will undoubtedly discover a Roman gem or two!
  • Once used for Roman public spectacles such as gladiator contests and battles of the sea, the remaining Colosseum is now a very popular tourist attraction and serves as an example of the amazing innovation used all those centuries ago.
  • Literally step back into Ancient Roman times by visiting the Palazzo Valetini in which the remains of Roman houses has been discovered. Learn in more detail about what life was like at that time by visiting the Museum as well.
  • At the centre of the ‘Seven Hills of Rome’, Palatine Hill is one of the oldest parts of the city and still to this day offers visitors stunning views that you wont find anywhere else – don’t miss out!
  • Santa Maria Maggiore was built in the 3rd or 4th centuries and is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The architecture and décor of both the exterior and interior of the church is breath-taking.
  • Visit the fountains of the Villa d’Este gardens, but more importantly the Emperor Hadrian’s villa, whose expansive ruins are full of interest.
  • Shop, go bowling, play on arcade machines and enjoy a meal.