Educational Roman Holidays – a treasure trove of sights and experiences

Stefano Montinaro ( professional photographer and photography teacher ), Antonella Rea ( language tutor ) and Jason Skill ( Artist and Art teacher ) are intending to run an educational holiday for those interested in photography, drawing, sketching, arts and speaking Italian.

We will take you to the less visited sites of Rome, away from the gladiators clad in plastic armour and the hustle and bustle of guided tours, to some of the places in and around the city loved by the present day Romans. The quarter of San Giovanni is the perfect venue to experience authentic roman life. Located just outside the city walls and within walking distance from the Colosseum, it is home to excellent restaurants, bars, shops and, the Italian school.

Due to the popularity of this trip, we have decided to offer two dates:

Group 1 – Friday 27th September to Friday 4th October 2019

Group 2 – Monday 7th October to Monday 14th October 2019

You can fly directly to Rome from Newcastle Airport.

The trip will include:

Transfers between Rome airport and accommodation

Accommodation in a B&B in the central quarter of San Giovanni

Guided visits during the weekend and in some afternoons

Private transport is included for excursions outside Rome

The choice between one of the following courses:

Language school, Photography, Sketching

Regardless of the main course you choose Antonella, Jason and Stefano will be available to support you should wish to try out a little Italian, photography or sketching

Not included in holiday costs:

Lunch and evening meals will be enjoyed in various locations chosen especially to allow you to try traditional Roman cuisine at affordable prices.

Public transport in and around Rome.

Flights (currently costing just under £200 from Newcastle airport with Jet2 )

Please note – this information was posted on the 9th of May 2019


Accommodation Type Language Sketching OR Photography
Single Room in B&B £1,035.00 £995.00
Two People sharing B&B £810.00 £775.00
Self-catering in shared flat, individual rooms but cannot garantee private bathroom £760.00 £720.00

If you are interested:

Send an email to Antonella Rea ( ) to express your interest, indicating which group, i.e. Art, Language or Photography, stating your preferred dates for the holiday and type of accommodation you would prefer.

Ideally we need to receive this information by the end of July 2019. There are 18 places allocated in each group and we need a minimum of 10 participants per group.

To confirm your place, you will have to pay a non refundable £100 deposit to Antonella Rea, payable by check or bank transfer by the 6th August 2019.

  Here are some images from the 2018 trip.