Italy | Minimum Age – 13 years | Difficulty Level – 3.5

Witness centuries of history unfolding right before your eyes as you travel through Italy on this trip. From present day to the Renaissance through to ancient Rome and beyond. Walk the cradle of Western Civilization through cities of Florence, Pisa and Rome, and learn more about the historical sites collectively known as a ‘living museum’. Cycle through the town of Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, while you explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest artists of all time and work on your own art project. Experience the best of Italian culture, food, art and architecture and live the “Dolce Vita”. Who knew history could be so much fun!

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Visit the birthplace of Renaissance and home of some of the greatest artists of all time including Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo
  • Cycle through the town of Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, and discover the greatest works of the polymath
  • Visit the “Eternal City” of Rome where the mighty Roman Empire once ruled over the world
  • Learn about the Medici family of Florence & gain a deeper understanding of the Roman history steeped in myths, legends and acts of power
  • Take up a creative class and discover your inner artist
  • Commit time to volunteer with an organization in Rome
  • Get a completion certificate from #DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

  • Roman and Renaissance History
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011 Colosseum
  • Cycling in Tuscany
  • Community Work
  • Journal writing

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.


Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Mumbai: Onward: Tuesday LH 767   BOM 00.50 MUC 05.30 Tuesday LH 9436 MUC 11.25  FLR 09.10 Return: Monday  LH 1865 ROM 08.50 MUC 10.20 Monday  LH 766   MUC 11.40 BOM 23.10 You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within one hour of the above group arrival and departure from Rome and Florence to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off.

Your accommodation will be in hostels/standard hotels on multi-sharing basis with separate rooms for boys and girls in most cases. In case participants of the same gender share the room (as in case of hostel dorms), the trip leader will be also be in the same room.

All meals included on this trip comprise of simple Italian and continental cuisine. Though it can be different for those who are not exposed to travelling, an open mind and a flexible attitude can go a long way in adding to the whole experience. Breakfast will be buffet at the hostels (bread, butter, cheese, jam, fruits). Lunch will usually be on-the-go or picnic style sandwiches or pasta etc. Dinner will be either at the hostel or on the go.

If you are a fan of history & arts, this is a great trip for you. However, Italy is a place that speaks to most people and this trip is a great opportunity to explore a culture that influences our modern world. Know more about the medieval history of Europe and the Middle Ages which lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It would definitely add to your experience to read up a little about Renaissance and Roman Empire before joining this trip.

Also, this trip includes walking tours (Italian cities are best experienced when explored on foot) and a cycling tour. For teenagers this is usually not a problem but we ask the participants to be prepared for the experience. 

All Indians entering Italy need to hold a valid Schengen visa. Travellers below the age of 18 travelling as unaccompanied minors require special documentation. You may also require documentation relating to the person receiving the participants at the destination. DoTheDifferent provides visa assistance though the documentation is the responsibility of the parents / travellers. Visa is granted at the consulate’s discretion.


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