Rome Art and Design

4 days/3 nights

From only £239pp

Overview

4 days/3 nights From only £239pp

Rome needs no introduction with its compendium of cultural gems. The Modern National Gallery holds the most important Italian art collections of the 19thC & 20thC, including the works of Van Gogh, Goya and Klimt.  The frescoes at the Capitoline Museums are also a wonder to behold.  If that’s not enough to whet your appetite there’s always the awe-inspiring roman architecture!

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
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Flight to Rome and transfer to your hotel. Pantheon and Spanish Steps

  • Day 2

    Visit to Colosseum and Capitoline Museums

  • Day 3

    Visit to the Vatican City (inc: Sistine Chapel and museums)

  • Day 4

    Visit to the National Gallery. 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!
  • The National Academy of St. Luke was founded in 1478 by Pope Sixtus IV as a guild of painters and miniaturists. Aimed to discipline and enhance artists in their gifts with painting, sculpture and architecture, the Gallery of the Academy of St. Luke continues to provide opportunities to develop themselves. Accordingly, the gallery was named after St. Luke for his work on the portrait of the Virgin Mary, and for being the patron saint of painters’ guilds.
  • The Doria Pamphilj Gallery is a large art collection housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome is a municipal art museum located in the north-east of Rome. The MACRO’s permanent collection includes a selection of some of the most significant expressions of the Italian art scene since the 1960s, such as the group Forma 1.
  • A true jewel of Roman the Baroque, the Galleria Colonna was commissioned in the mid 1600s by Cardinal Girolamo I Colonna and his nephew Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna. It was inaugurated by Lorenzo Onofrio’s son, Philip II, in 1700.
  • An exhibition dedicated to the universal genius of Leonardo Da Vinci, in the heart of Rome with numerous touring versions all over the world, the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Museum give to every single visitor a unique experience.
  • Barberini Palace is home to half the National Gallery of Art featuring collections from world artists, including the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, which is considered to be one of the most important collections in the whole of Italy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The National Museum of the 21st Century Arts is dedicated to the innovative contemporary art of recent decades. Even the building itself is a sight to behold!
  • 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!
  • You certainly don’t need to be the next Michelangelo to adore the beauty of Ostia Antica through sketching. Rome has produced so many priceless pieces of art it would be a shame not try and create your own!