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Italy for school groups
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This is an example of the Italy itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group-specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Venice
Overnight flight to Venice
Day 2 Venice
Tour of Venice
- Walk via Piazza San Marco with its golden Basilica and the evocative Bridge of Sighs, or “Ponte dei Sospiri”
- Walk around to see the Venetian creativity and artisan wares in the glass in the Dorsoduro neighborhood
- Grand Canal in a Venetian gondola
Special event: Glass blowing demonstration with history of famous venetian glass or Venetian mask workshop.
Day 3 Pisa
Vaporetto (water bus) over to the island of San Giorgio to climb the bell tower for the best view of Venice.
Afternoon transfer to Pisa
- Take a photo with the famous tower
Day 4 Florence
Tour of Florence
- Pitti Palace
- The oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio
- The Arno riverside
- The many statues and monuments of the Piazza della Signoria
- Visit Palazzo Vecchio
- The Baptistery of St John
- Piazza del Duomo, Giotto’s Bell tower
- Santa Croce Church
Climb the steep stairs uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo a renowned sunset view across the rooftops of Florence.
Day 5 Florence
Visit one of the most important museums, Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, to see Michelangelo’s marble sculptures, David’s masterpieces, and more.
Free time for shopping
Day 6 Siena
- Walk around the Siena Cathedral
- Palace Palazzo Comunale
- Il Campo, visit the medieval tower Torre del Mangia
- Main square of the city Piazza del Campo
- Gaia Fountain
Special event: Discover the secrets of Italian cuisine during pizza-making cooking class
Day 7 Rome
Tour of Rome
- The famous Colosseum
- The historic and preserved Roman Forum
- Pantheon temple, the renowned square Piazza Navona
- Trevi Fountain
- Spanish Steps
Day 8 Rome/Vatican
Walk around the Vatican city
Free time in the afternoon to buy souvenirs, etc.
Day 9 Rome
Or add 2 days to see Pompeii and Cinque Terre
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Country Code for Italy +39
American Embassy: (+39) 06 46741 Address: Via Vittorio Veneto, 121, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
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Essential Travel Information
for Italy school trips
visa requirements, health, currency, and more
▹ Visa requirements for Italy school trips
There are no special visa requirements for US citizens entering Italy for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveler is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major risks associated with traveling to Italy.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing Imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation, or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
Italy operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, F, or L plugs with two or three small, round pins.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Italy is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 12pm in New York is 6pm the same day in Italy.
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Italy is the euro.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motorcoaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents, and a set of clothes, pajamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep currency exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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