Italy School Trip Guide

Here you’ll discover everything you need to know about your Evolve trip to Italy. Check out Plan for our guide on how to create the best trip for your students with important info on where to visit, eat and sleep for your groups needs and for tips on how to plan for insurance and more. Read Pack for what to bring for specific regions and seasons and Prepare for language tips, facts and local know-how.

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Why should my student group visit Italy?

A student trip to Italy can be a fascinating educational and cultural experience for your group.

First, determine the intended focus of your educational trip. This will help you decide which regions will best suit what your group is looking to experience.  Get insights below and download our full guide above to plan your perfect trip.

History – Focus on discovering and appreciating some of the worlds most treasured monuments and historical sites.

Arts- Fill your itinerary with museum and gallery visits, theatre performances, live music and more.

 Language – Italian Language: Partake in language workshops and explore cities like Rome and immerse in the language and culture.

 Outdoor Adventure – Ancient history & outdoor activities galore!

 Mixed focus – A balance of educational activities, outdoor activities, and cultural focus. The variety of geography, culture and history of within Italy makes for a well-rounded trip.

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Luggage – Any seasoned traveller will tell you that the lighter – the better! When moving from place to place, don’t be weighed down by extra clothes, shoes or items. A small or medium sized suitcase or duffel will be perfect for your trip to Italy. For the organized packer, it’s very handy to have a couple spare plastic bags for wet clothes or separated laundry! For day trips, bring a backpack and a safe document or money holder that sits close to the body under a shirt or a fanny pack.

  • Small or medium suitcase or duffel bag
    • Backpack and/or purse for day trips and overnights
    • Safe money holder or fanny pack
    • Extra plastic bags / ziplocks

 General Packing List –
• Socks, undergarments

  • 1 pair of pants
    • 1-3 t-shirts
    • 1-3 long sleeve shirts
    • 1-2 light sweaters or sweatshirt
    • Jacket/raincoat (check seasonal recommendations)
    • Hat
    • Shoes – Bring shoes that are comfortable and supportive for walking in the city.
    • Flip flops / waterproof sandals
    • Sleepwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

Winter:
• Warm sweater
• Waterproof jacket
• Toque or warm hat
• Long pants
• Warm socks
• Waterproof footwear
• Small umbrella

Spring / Autumn:
• Long, breathable pants / skirt
• Warm sweater
• Waterproof jacket
• Long sleeve shirts
• Waterproof footwear
• Small umbrella

Summer:
• Breathable long pants or skirts
• 2-3 pairs of shorts
• A light, long scarf or a bandana for sun, cool nights or modest locations
• Bathing suit

Accessories and Toiletries – Below are items for keeping you charged, comfortable and prepared. Before your trip, make sure you have spoken to a travel doctor about medications you will need and pack all necessary prescriptions.

  • Daily Use: sunglasses, watch, compass, lock
    • Entertainment: camera, phone, book, diary
    • Waterbottle, sunscreen, hand sanitizer
    • Toothbrush & toothpaste
    • Soap, shampoo & conditioner
    • Medications

What to leave at Home – Carrying around extra pounds of luggage isn’t worth those extra shoes or that shirt you wear just one time. If you need help eliminating an item or two, check out the list below:
• Less practical and/or fancy clothing
• More shoes than needed
• Many heavy books
• BIG bottles of toiletries – swap for travel sized containers
• Heavy towels

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Italian Expressions

Buon Giorno: Good Morning

Grazie: Thank you

Buona Sera: Good Evening

 

Italy Fun Facts

  1. Italy has three active volcanoes: Vesuvius, Etna, and Stromboli.
  2. Italy is often called the Bel Paese, which mean beautiful country.
  3. The Vatican is a separate sovereign nation, its own country.
  4. Italy is slightly larger than Arizona.
  5. The thermometer is an Italian invention.