“Rome is one of the few cities in the world where you see, touch, and feel the past; just walking in or through its famous archaeological sites is amazing,” says Daniele Panzarin, CEO of Target Travel in Venice, Italy.
“Walking inside the Colosseum or through the Roman Forum, just to mention the two most famous spots, is an experience that has no comparison.”
Panzarin’s company organizes tours to destinations across his native Italy, and Rome is a popular choice for student performance groups.
“Giving a performance in Rome, whether for a choir or an orchestra, is always quite unique,” he says. “The churches, basilicas, cloisters, squares, and theaters of Rome all have an atmosphere that alone highlights the performance.”
Multiple concerts take place during the tour at venues such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, the Oratorio del Caravita, Church Sant’Ignazio Loyola, and the Basilica San Paolo fuori le Mura and San Paolo entro le Mura. Target Travel also works with local choirs and orchestras to organize combined concerts featuring both Italian students and the visiting performers, which adds another element to the cultural exchange.
Each of the performance-based itineraries also includes time for sightseeing around Rome.
Top Educational Attractions
The Vatican Museums
Top Recreational Attractions
Villa Borghese complex
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Top photo: Student performance group in St. Peter’s Square
Photo by Target Travel