Cross-Curricular School Trip To Lido Di Jesolo
Stay in the attractive Adriatic resort of Lido di Jesolo, a great base for day trips to Venice and the surrounding region.
Take a boat trip down the Grand Canal in Venice
The grandeur of the Roman amphitheatre at Verona
Evening stroll and gelato in Lido di Jesolo
Enjoy the islands of the lagoon, Murano, Burano and Torcello
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
This is a popular beach resort located approximately 50 kilometres from Venice, offering plenty of leisure activities and a 15km sandy beach. On summer evenings the main street is closed to traffic and visitors enjoy the atmosphere and the many shops, restaurants bars and ice cream parlours.
Travel by coach to Punta Sabbioni and take the water bus to Venice to arrive in St Mark’s Square. See the Doges Palace and St Mark’s Basilica, walk to the Rialto Bridge across the Grand Canal or choose from a variety of Museums and galleries. To experience the Rialto Market you will need to make an early start!
This famous square is the heart of Venice. Students can join the tourists who throng in front of the Basilica di San Marco and neoclassical Museo Correr. The ‘little square’ leading from Piazza San Marco to the waters of Bacino San Marco once served as the grand entrance to the Republic.
Tip: Prices for food and drink in the Piazza are high, so plan your meals outside this stop.
This is one of the most famous churches in the world and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. Located on St Mark’s Square this is a must see for anyone visiting Venice and guided tours can be arranged upon request. The Basilica, consecrated in 1094, houses the relics of St Mark and is richly decorated with mosaics. The golden altarpiece is a masterpiece dating from the 10th century.
The pink and white marble Doge’s Palace in St Mark’s Place is an audacious expression of Venetian prosperity and power. It has façades that were designed by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Buon which date from 1309 to 1424. The palace, which was started in the 9th century was rebuilt several times and completed in the Renaissance period.
The Grand Canal is an ancient waterway that is the main route through Venice. It is lined with magnificent buildings that were built from the 13th to the 18th centuries by wealthy Venetian families. The best way to view these is to travel by vaporetto(water bus) – the no.1 and no.2 both travel from end to end – or you can take a water taxi or gondola.
This important gallery of fine art traces the development of Venetian art and artists chronologically up to the 18th century. Students can see a vast range of art inspired by the many different perspectives a single city can provide. The collection includes influential works by Bellini Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Giorgione and Canaletto.
The Collection is the most important museum in Italy for European and American art from the first half of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim’s former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, and presents her personal collection of 20th century art. It ranges from cubism to abstract expressionism, enabling students to see a range of works and styles.
Learn about the ancient craft of Venetian mask-making as you are taken through the detailed processes of design, clay moulding and material application. This is a fascinating opportunity to learn about one of the city’s famous traditions and the history behind the masks.
Tip: Use your creativity to create your own bright Venetian mask.
Take a boat trip to the islands of Venice. Students can visit Murano, famous for its glassware, with some glass factories running tours. Burano Island has picturesque canals lined with colourful houses. It’s famous for artisan lace, which you can buy in many of the shops. Torcello is a peaceful island, much of it a nature reserve, with a beautiful cathedral.
On the banks of the River Adige, enchanting Verona has timeless monuments, a picturesque town center, and a romantic reputation as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It’s dotted with pretty palazzi, elegant squares and medieval gems. Verona draws hordes of tourists, especially during the summer season of open-air opera in the Roman amphitheatre.
The University city of Padua, once a medieval city-state, is best known for the 14th century Scrovegni Chapel adorned with frescoes by Giotto. The other main attraction of the city is the imposing thirteenth century Basilica of St Anthony containing his tomb and relic. Enjoy the arcaded streets, cafes, shops and piazzas.
Spend a day in this Caribbean Island themed water park in Lido di Jesolo one of the most popular in Italy. The water park boasts 26 attractions including waterslides, wave-pool, Crazy River and live shows. (Seasonal opening)
Why groups like it:
- Experience learning outside the classroom in another country – the language, culture, history, art, architecture, geography and religion
- Practise speaking a foreign language
- Gain a deeper understanding ofhistoryof Venice and how the city developed.
- Consider the geography of the region and the challenges to protect Venice
- The impact of tourism on this region and how it affects the local population
- See a wide range of art in one of the most important art cities in the world
- Build confidence and learn to value the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success
- Broaden the mind through the study of another culture
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Visit a foreign country and experienced another language and culture
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends
- Understand personal organisation, co-operating and working with others in a variety of environments
- Gain knowledge and experience connected to many subjects through learning outside the classroom