Our educational visits to Italy focus on the historic Bay of Naples and the legendary island of Sicily. Each location offers a wealth of options to the geographer with dramatic landscapes and a strong volcanic presence.

Choose to explore each region individually or combine the highlights of both on a two-centre trip.

Why Choose DTW for your Italy trip?

You will have direct liaison with a dedicated travel specialist with first hand destination knowledge. Our itineraries cover a wide range of Geography topics: Tourism; Hazard Management; Coastal Studies; Tectonic Processes; Environmental Changes and there are also cross-curricular opportunities for Science, History and Classics. In addition we can recommend exciting optional activities allowing students to engage with the local environment.

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Dominated by the peaks of Mount Vesuvius, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Italy’s Bay of Naples is truly an inspiring destination. The region’s fertile landscape is home to an abundance of agriculture that survives side-by-side with ancient settlements and tectonic activity.

This well-established region of geographical study, with its Roman ruins and dramatic coastline, captures the imagination of all who travel there. And the unpredictability of Vesuvius has not deterred 3 million or so residents from living on and around the fertile slopes, in particular farmers and wine producers – a population that continues to increase.

Our team of Travel Specialists have extensive first-hand knowledge of our destinations and are passionate about travel.

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Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is a place of dramatic extremes. Its rich history, geographical diversity, ancient archaeological sites, coastal landscapes and wealth of volcanic phenomena - including still active Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano - make it the perfect destination to fuel the imagination of geography students.

Located at its closest point just 3km from the mainland, this Italian island sits on three fault zones between the Eurasian and African tectonic plates. This helps explain the impressive history of volcanic activity, much of which is still in evidence today. The slopes of Mount Etna, covered in rich volcanic soil, support all kinds of agriculture; typically vineyards and citrus orchards.

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