Humanities School Trip to Bay of Naples
6 days from £605pp
based on a group of 46 students travelling with 4 teachers (free places)
Italy is a perfect school trip destination for humanities students. Wherever you visit, you’ll find examples of ancient roman ruins or modern history. Plus, you’ll see the influence of Catholicism and witness the impact of the looming volcanoes on daily life in Italy. A humanities school trip to the Bay of Naples area captures some of the most fascinating aspects of each discipline as well as including some awe and wonder for all students.
Trips can be tailored to the topics your school group want to cover but, as you can see below, students will be able to experience a huge range of activities from exploring roman towns like Herculaneum and Pompeii, to climbing to the summit of Mount Vesuvius.
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Lemon Grove Garden tour and exploring Sorrento
The Bay of Naples region encapsulates more than just the city of Naples itself. Your trip will start seeing life outside of the hustle and bustle by visiting a Lemon Grove Garden.
Because of the volcanic soil, certain products grow very well in the Naples area. Students will learn about the unique farming practices and taste some of the products for themselves.
You will then have a chance to explore Sorrento, famed for its lemons and culture.
Decide to stop for gelato or admire Sorrento Cathedral which dates back to the 11th century. Head along the seafront to appreciate the geology of the cliffs moulded by the eruptions of Campi Flegrei.
Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii
Visit the summit of Vesuvius on board a 4WD ecological bus, specially designed to minimize any environmental impact on the local surroundings.
The trip follows the old 8 mile long Matrone’s Road from the Nature and Biosphere Reserve to ‘Alto Tirone’. At the summit you will be met by an experienced local guide who will lead you on a tour of the crater rim.
After seeing the scale of Vesuvius, you will journey to the town this very volcano buried in 79AD, Pompeii. The town was preserved in the eruption and is a fascinating place for all humanities students to discover.
Your guide will show you the ruins of the Forum, temples, villas, the gladiatorial arena, theatre and bathhouses, and will explain what life was like in ancient Roman times.
Students will witness the streets of Pompeii come back to life with a virtual reality tour which uses the latest technology to provide an immersive experience.
Naples Underground Tour and Cathedral and Churches Tour
Naples is a city with a secret. Beneath the lively streets lies a labyrinth of chambers and tunnels connecting ancient Roman theatres, aqueducts, and even WWII aid raid shelters.
Dating back over 2,500 years these tunnels have been used by Neapolitan people for a variety of reasons and provide a window into the past.
More of the city’s history can be found at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples which houses one of the world’s best collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, including sculptures, gems, silver, glass and mosaics, many of which were excavated from the nearby ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Capri and Anacapri day tour
Catch a ferry to the small island of Capri. Known for its rugged rocks, caverns and coves, Capri’s limestone geology provides a stunning coastal landscape to demonstrate the erosive power of the sea to your geography students.
The island attracts holidaymakers seeking luxury with its plentiful boutiques and restaurants.
There are two main towns; Anacapri and Capri. From Anacapri you can also choose to take a chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro for spectacular views over the island and the Bay of Naples.
Herculaneum and Punta Campanella trek
Herculaneum was a wealthy seaside town buried under a mass of ash and volcanic rock in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The buildings were preserved in the eruption meaning the floor mosaics and murals in grand villas are as they were 2,000 years ago!
Learn more about the towns history and what it was like to live here in the Virtual Archaeological Museum.
It’s time to burn off some of the pizza and pasta by exploring one of Italy’s most picturesque areas on this half-day tour.
You’ll drive to Punta Campanella, the westernmost point of the Sorrento peninsula. Your walking guide will lead you along an ancient Roman trail through land supplying local produce for many of Sorrento’s restaurants. En route you’ll encounter spectacular coastal views across the bright blue bay to Capri.
You’ll visit the hilltop village of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, and enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Naples to the north and Amalfi Coast to the south.
Your last chance to pick up any souvenirs before waving goodbye to Naples.
Trip Notes:This itinerary has been priced based on an estimated group size of 46 students and 4 teachers travelling on free places in October 2022. We have a wide range of optional additional activities such as ice cream making, limestone cave tour, treks near mount Vesuvius, and many of our activities are under £10 per person to include. Speak to our travel specialist to start tailor-making your school trip with us. We understand that especially at this time, you may want to include extra staff in the cost of the trip. To one additional teacher to this trip, the price of the tour will only increase by £10pp.
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Classroom Resource: Living in the shadow of Italy’s volcanoes
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