A guide to Rome's magnificent, ancient sights

Monday July 18, 2016

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‘I came, I saw, I conquered.’

Julius Caesar uttered these famous words during a lifetime of winning wars and creating a legacy that would never be forgotten. Ancient Rome was full of people with ambition who believed in honouring the gods, and that can be seen in the foundations of the Eternal City. The Ancient Romans built monuments to their own pride that have lasted through to the modern era. Whether they were worshipping Jupiter, King of the Gods, or praying for guidance from Mars, God of War, the Romans took their religion seriously.

It’s a comforting idea to believe in something greater than ourselves, and learning about the rich history behind religion can provide students with a better understanding of the beliefs and values we hold today.

But no classroom can compare to seeing the grandeur of St Peter’s Basilica or wandering around the Colosseum where gladiators battled to prove themselves as warriors. On a school trip to Rome your students can see all of that and more. They’ll be able to learn about how the Empire was formed, the customs of Ancient Rome and how Christianity became the dominant faith.

The Eternal City was built on religion, from the Ancient Romans who secured their legacy, to the majestic churches dedicated to Christianity. Such wonders include the Palatine Hill that formed the birth of the Empire and the Sistine Chapel that’s famous for Michelangelo’s frescoes. Students will be exposed to beautiful architecture and come away with an appreciation for the hard work that went into building the sites.

To help your students prepare for a religious studies or classics trip to Rome, we’re taking you on a tour of the city’s fascinating religious sites. Let history be your guide as you’re transported through a wonderful era.

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If you’re looking to plan a religious studies or classics school trip to Rome, get in touch with one of our specialist team members who can create a tailor-made school tour for your students.