Traveling with your Latin Class

Show your students how Latin still resonates strongly in the streets of Rome, Athens, the former Gaul and beyond. Revel in the glory of the Roman Empire as you explore ancient ruins and witness how the Latin language lives on in everyday life.

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The Colosseum

Originally Amphiteatrum Flavium, tour the famous site of gladiatorial contests in the heart of Rome.

Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius looms in the background as you explore this ancient Roman town that was largely preserved under 23 feet of volcanic ash.

The Acropolis

Overlooking Athens, the Parthenon is a symbol of early Western civilization and its design laid the groundwork for Roman architecture to come.

Pont du Gard

A testament to Roman engineering, this aqueduct remains in immaculate condition after 2000 years and boasts an excellent on-site museum.

Naples Underground

Tour Napoli Soterranea, a subterranean network that the Romans used to build aqueducts and home to the remains of the theatre of Neapolis, once frequented by Emperor Nero.

Ostia Antica

At the mouth of the River Tiber, see 4th century BC Roman ruins, frescoes and mosaics, magnificently preserved for thousands of years under mud and sand.

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Our tour manager had so much to offer both the students and the chaperones! I particularly appreciated how she included as much classical content as she could for me a Latin teacher.”

Stefanie G. Group Leader

Trips to Consider:

Insider’s Roman Italy

8 Days | Overnights: Sorrento (3), Rome (3)

Tour Summary

You’ll gain a deep understanding of Roman History on our most inclusive Latin-focused tour, where you’ll explore the ruins and marvels of Pompeii, Capri, Naples and Rome in depth. Plus, you’ll learn how to make pizza and dance the Tarantella!

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Cradle of Civilization

9 Days | Overnights: Athens (3), Overnight Ferry (1), Sorrento (1), Rome (2)

Tour Summary

For a comprehensive view of the ancient world, explore both Greek and Roman history on this 9-day tour. Begin at the Parthenon in Athens and see how the Greeks influenced Roman culture before taking a ferry to Italy where you’ll visit Pompeii, the Colosseum and more.

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Map of Cradle of Civilization itinerary

Veni, Vidi, Vici

9 Days | Overnights: Venice (2), Florence (2), Rome (3)

Tour Summary

This itinerary, perfect for smaller groups, covers all the must-sees of Italy, from Venice to Rome. One trip highlight is a visit to Ostia Antica, one of the world’s largest archaeological sites with Roman baths, forum, amphitheater and food markets.

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Nice, Provence and Lyon

8 Days | Overnights: Nice (2), Provence (2), Lyon (2)

Tour Summary

Witness the impact of the Roman Empire on Southern France over this 8-day tour. Participate in a gladiator games workshop in the Roman Arena at Arles and visit the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes. Then continue to the Pont du Gard, an impressively preserved Roman aqueduct. End your trip in Lyon, with a visit to the ancient Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls and the Odeon.

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Florence and Rome

9 Days | Overnights: Florence (3), Assisi (1), Rome (3)

Tour Summary

Learn about the ancient Etruscans’ influence on the Roman Empire at Orvieto, explore beautiful and artistic Florence and experience some of the smaller towns of old Tuscany before heading south to Rome. After sightseeing of the historic Colosseum and Vatican Museums, you’ll be treated to a gelateria tour and an authentic Roman pizza dinner.

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Free resources to inspire your next lesson plan

Virtual Tourism – Online Tour of the Roman Forum

Engage your students in Latin communication and Roman history through six different lesson plans, based on New Bloom’s Taxonomy for World Language Instruction, with the backdrop of the Roman Forum.

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Ovid and the Art of Love Lesson Plan

In this classroom activity, students will engage meaningfully with Ovid’s primary source, Ars Amatoria, and compare cultural norms from the past with their own day-to-day lives.

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7 Ancient Places to Eat in Modern Rome

Discover interesting historical lessons and examples of ancient Roman cuisine and architecture in this blog post from a Boston-based Latin teacher.

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5 Myths and Misconceptions about Ancient Rome

Use this myth-busting guide to play a game of trivia with your Latin class!

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Did You Know?

ACIS tours are independently deemed so educational that teachers can earn professional development units and students can earn college credit!

 

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