History Teacher Tour: Italy, Jan 2019
This program is designed to cover key learning areas from the HSC and VCE Ancient History syllabuses. Participants have the option to join an 11-day tour to Rome and the Cities of Vesuvius, or the 18-day tour which also includes Sicily.
This carefully planned program will be escorted by an experienced tour manager and include a series of guided tours, on site visits with experts and workshops, alongside time for sightseeing, shopping and soaking up the local cultures.
Summary itinerary and highlights
The itinerary begins in Rome, where our experts will guide the group through the sites of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Campus Martius and Ostia Antica. Participants will also visit key museums, including the Capitoline and Palazzo Massimo to view extensive collections of primary sources from ancient Rome.
In the Bay of Naples, the group will be accompanied by renowned Australian archaeologist Dr Estelle Lazer. Dr Lazer will provide background lectures on the key syllabus dot points in the Cities of Vesuvius core study and lead tours of the excavations in the region.
For those electing to continue to Sicily, you will view the remnants of Magna Grecia in Siracusa, Agrigento, Palermo and Taormina.