During your stay in Rome, we will organize activities to make sure you have the best possible EBS experience. All of the activities below are optional as they are outside of course hours. Some activities come with additional fees; however the free ones are definitely worth attending!
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These are some of the typical activities our students enjoy outside course hours. Note that most of them are NOT included in the course price as we try to keep costs as low as possible for our students.
#EBSRome will hit some of the best cocktail bars in town, one of them being – La Stanza. This little bar creates a unique atmosphere with its brilliant music, delicious food and of course, fantastic cocktails.
You will learn some latte art skills from our first-class instructors who are also barista experts. Turn the milk on your cappuccino into a beautiful masterpiece with these latte art skills.
It is only right to do a vermouth masterclass in the school, as vermouth wine was first produced in the 18th century in Turin, Italy. #EBSRome will teach you all there is to know about this much-loved aperitif. For example, did you know vermouth was originally marketed for medicinal purposes?
You can do a million things in Rome, here’s just a few ideas for your first couple of days, all are near the school or hostel.
The Colosseum is a must for anyone visiting Rome; it is one of the city’s most spectacular sights. The emperors of Rome built this gigantic, 50,000-seat amphitheatre to host brutal battles for entertainment. Over time, two-thirds of the original Colosseum has been destroyed, despite that it is still one of the world’s most iconic symbols.
The Pantheon is the most preserved and one of the most stunning buildings of ancient Rome. It is a temple dedicated to the gods which features the largest unsupported dome in the world! The dome, known as the eye of the Pantheon, is an architectural marvel and the only source of light in the temple. Put your visit to the Pantheon at the top of your list, it is an extraordinary building that can’t be missed!
The Forum was the hub of social and political activity in the city during ancient Rome. The square contained the marketplace, many important government buildings, temples and basilicas. A lot of these ancient ruins are still standing today, so make sure you visit the square and try to imagine how it would have looked in the past!
Vatican City & St Peter’s Basilica
Vatican City is the world’s smallest country; however it contains the world’s largest church – St. Peter’s Basilica. The Basilica contains numerous tombs, statues and the only piece of artwork Michelangelo ever signed – The Pietà. The church is so big 20,000 people can fit inside it, make sure this is on your Rome bucket list.
The Trevi Fountain is another one of the world’s most famous symbols, not only because of its beauty, but also because of the legend behind it. The legend says that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you are ensured a return to Rome. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day!
Nightlife in Trastevere and Testaccio
Trastevere is a beautiful area of Rome, day or night. Nearly every night, you will find the cobbled-stoned streets full of people, as locals and tourists mix together to enjoy delicious food and drinks. However, if you’re looking for a bigger night out, you should head to Testaccio, the city’s club district. Here you will find many mainstream nightclubs and live music bars.