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Sicily
Basic price from
£515
4 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Classics school trips to Sicily

Classics school trips to Sicily

Many ancient civilisations conquered the island of Sicily and because of this it is a rich and cultural destination for a Classics school trip. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Barbarians and Byzantines all had their input in Sicily and its position in the Mediterranean made it the crossroads for invaders and traders from Europe, Asia and Africa. Explore ancient street layouts, religious monuments and public buildings centred on Agrigento’s magnificent Greek acropolis. Overlooking the Mediterranean, the city’s extensive remains show evidence that Agrigento was once one of the largest and most fashionable centres of the ancient world. Investigate layers of history to enable understanding of the daily experiences of generations of Greek and Roman inhabitants. There are many sites to visit on an Equity school trip to Sicily, all of which will enhance your students’ appreciation and understanding of classical civilisations.

 

Suggested Itineraries

A-Level/GCSE BASIC

      • day
        1

        Arrival

        • Travel from UK to Agrigento
      • day
        2

        City life in the Classical World

        • Valley of the Temples
        • Piazza Armerina
      • day
        3

        Ancient Greek life

        • Syracuse
      • day
        4

         

        • Morning visit to Mount Etna
        • Afternoon visit to Alcantara Gorge
      • day
        5

        Return home

        • Visit Taormina
        • Return home

Itinerary price from: £599

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 4 day tour for 40 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Transport
  • 3 nights’ half-board accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

 

 

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Daily Greek life (KS3)

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Taormina

KEY TOPIC: City Life in the Classical World (GCSE)

Main Case Study Opportunities

Case Studies

      • Agrigento
      • Taormina

KEY TOPIC: Greek Tragedy (AS / A-Level)

Case Studies

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Taormina

 

Curriculum Links

Based on GCSE geography taught from September 2016 onwards

Accommodation

Sicily Accommodation - Albergo Athenaeum

Albergo Athenaeum

  • 3 star hotel
  • 24hr reception

A modern hotel that welcomes school groups and is conveniently positioned.

Location: Walking distance to the cathedral and historical centre.

Facilities: Front office desk is open 24h with full assistance and multi-lingual staff.

Accommodation: 80 rooms spread over 6 floors, single, doubles and triples with air-conditioning, private bathrooms and televisions.

Meals: Standard and international menus available as well as catering for food intolerances.

Sicily Accommodation - Hotel Baia Degli Dei

Hotel Baia Degli Dei

  • Views of Mt Etna
  • Modern accommodation

This 3 star hotel offers a central point to explore all that Sicily has to offer with rooms of a high standard.

Location: Positioned on a beautiful bay of Recanati overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a few kilometres from Taormina.

Facilities: The hotel offers a restaurant, TV room, relaxation room and bar with terrace.

Accommodation: 47 en-suite rooms that include air-conditioning, TV, hair-dryer and a safe-deposit box.

Meals: Continental breakfast and buffet dinner available.

Sicily Accommodation - Hotel Tre Torri

Hotel Tre Torri

  • Quality en-suite rooms
  • WiFi available

The Hotel Tre Torri is conveniently located in the south of Sicily and has a lovely outdoor pool to enjoy in the summer months.

Location: The hotel is positioned in the Village Moses, between the Valley of the Temples and the beach of San Leone, close to shops.

Facilities: Restaurant, TV room, pool, free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: 118 rooms are fully-furnished with air conditioning, telephone, TV, bathroom with shower and hair-dryer.

Meals: Continental buffet breakfast, meals served for lunch and dinner.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.



Subject Specific Excursions

Palermo

Noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its 2,700 year existence.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano and uniquely formed on a boundary between the European and African continental plates. This excursion allows students an amazing viewpoint of the volcanic landscape from the summit of the still active volcano.

Tindari

This small city is famous for its sacred sanctuary of The Black Madonna where many legends tell the tale of how the statue arrived in this city.

Syracuse

This historic city defeated Athens in 413 and is home to some beautiful well-preserved Greek and Roman remains, the most famous of these is the Greek theatre that is still used for festivals.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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