Cultural Activities in Rome

We believe in experiential learning, and we know that education does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Italian culture, a wealth of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee.

Richmond staff organise an excellent program of cultural and social activities and advise students on how to get the most from life in Rome. Past activities have included:

  • Home-made pasta classes, pizza tasting and wine tastings
  • Visit to the Vatican Museums
  • Visit to the Colosseum
  • Get together for dinner with Italian students
  • Gelato tasting
  • Pizza tasting
  • Urban trekking
  • Art tours
  • “Angels & Demons” tour
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts (jazz, rock, blues)
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Day trips around Rome (including hiking and lunches)
  • “Underground” Rome
  • Opera/Ballets/Musicals
  • Handicraft market
  • A.S. Roma soccer matches
  • Six Nations rugby tournament matches
  • Group dinners
  • Visit to the zoo
  • Half-day excursions to
    • Villa d’Este, Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli
    • Subiaco
    • Ostia Antica
    • Viterbo and the Hot Baths
    • Bracciano Lake and Castle
  • Farewell dinner

In addition, conversation exchange and peer mentoring programs with Italian students are available for interested students.

Please note that students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.