Ultimate High School Trip to Italy
No destination is as popular with students and teachers than a high school trip to Italy.
The ultimate high school trip to Italy itinerary depends on how much time you have and of course your budget.
One of our favorite itineraries makes sure your students see the highlights without being too rushed. There are some standard locations and some new twists too.
Here is our ultimate high school trip to Italy. We’d love to know what you think.
Day 1 - Milan
Arrive in Milan to workout your jetlag. Start with dropping off your luggage at the hotel and a good breakfast then meet your local guide for a walking tour.
After the walking tour make sure to get a tour of the Cathedral and then the Last Supper Museum to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece in person.
Day 2 - Verona to Venice
Day 2 will have you drive to Verona for a stop and walking tour and lunch. Then after lunch you will do a stop in Padua before arriving in Mestre where you will stay overnight.
Day 3 - Venice
Venice is an incredible city and on this day we will start early to have students take their Gondola Ride. They will discover the art of the gondoliers. Here only 400 or so of these handcrafted skiffs remain and the craft of maneuvering the canals is passed on from generation to generation.
Then on to Piazza San Marco for your glass blowing experience. From there will have some free time to explore before the tour of the Doge Palace.
Dinner can be in the city or back at the hotel.
Day 4 - Venice to Florence
On your drive to Florence we suggest a stop at a parmesan cheese factory to see how this world renown cheese is made. Or maybe a balsamic vinegar factory tour? On this tour we also suggest a visit to one of Italy’s iconic companies: Ferrari.
Students will discover the history of these hand made cars, their success and also some of the formula 1 race cars of the past as well.
Arriving in Florence you will check in and then get a walking tour to get oriented. After the orientation you will have a chance to explore the Duomo and we make sure to get skip the line tickets to get to the top as well.
Day 5 Florence
On this day you will have the opportunity to see one of Michelangelo’s creation’s, David at the Accademia.
After your visit it’s time for a culinary experience. The students participate in a pizza and gelato making workshop. Here they have a chance to discover some of the secrets of Italy’s cuisine.
On this last evening in Firenze we let the students have the evening to explore.
Day 6 - Florence to Rome
On your drive to Roma we will be stopping in Assisi for a walking tour of this incredible village with a rich history. From here students will have an olive oil tasting stop. Treated to cheese, bread and salami the group takes a moment to learn more about this liquid gold.
Then on to Rome.
Upon arrival and check in in a downtown 3 star plus hotel we will take a quick drive t meet pour local guide for an orientation walking tour of the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Spanish steps.
Then we return to the hotel for a lively dinner of local specialities.
Day 7 - Rome
An early start will have us get to the Vatican early for our skip the line tour to see the Vatican Gardens, the museum with the Sistine Chapel and of course the Vatican.
The afternoon will have the group enjoy a guided tour of the famous colosseum and forum.
Your final farewell dinner with your tour leader at the hotel.
Day 8 - Departure
Depart from Fiumicino airport back to your starting airport.
You can choose to extend your ultimate high school trip to Italy. An extra day in Rome, or a day trip to Pompei or the Amalfi coast.
We’d love to hear what you think.