Geography Study trips to Naples

Curriculum Themes

Natural Hazards

Tectonic Hazards

Effects of Hazards

Plate Tectonics

The Hazard Management Cycle

Changing Cities

We adore Naples!

There’s a little something for every geographer here. From the sprawling coast lines of Amalfi to the haunting streets of Pompeii, you’ll have no trouble peaking your students’ curiosity. Couple that with espresso, perfect pasta and a bucket load of Italian charm and you can see what makes Naples so popular.  


What to do on a Geography study trip to The Bay of Naples?

There’s no right or wrong way to experience Naples, you’re spoiled for choice. So here’s a few things we’d recommend: 

Where else can we start? Aside from being a great chance to study a stratovolcano up close, it allows students a chance to think about human geography and the crisis management that is needed when living in such proximity to natural hazards. Once you’ve talked about the dangers, you’re free to enjoy the incredible views from the summit. 

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This is Mount Vesuvius. This is the only active volcano that is still left in Europe. The volcano is approximately 4,203 feet tall and this volcano is categorized as a stratovolcano. Mount Vesuvius is also one of the most dangerous volcanos because of its size and how near it is to cities. And ever since 79 A.D, this volcano erupted 36 times. However, this is also the volcano that erupted and covered Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash, killing thousands of people.

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This ancient city has Greek origins before being taken by the Romans. Like Pompei, it was hit hard by the eruption of Vesuvius and lay undiscovered until 1707. Multiple skeletons have been found here, many making their escape to the coast, allowing archaeologists to piece together the story of how the city and its inhabitants spent their final moments. 








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The coast line of Amalfi is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it doesn’t take long to work out why. The town of Amalfi itself could once rival Pisa and Venice as a bustling maritime centre and today remains a hive of tourist activity. For those wanting to spend a little more time, a visit to Positano is well worthwhile. Perfect for those studying coastlines.  

Pompeii lay undiscovered beneath a carpet of ash for 1500 years before it was finally rediscovered in 1599. It wasn’t until 1700 that a full excavation began, and the final horrors of the preserved residents were unearthed. Covering 150 acres, it’s the world’s largest archaeological site and well worth a visit. 








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Once you’ve visited local archaeological sites, a great addition is the National Museum in Naples. Boasting impressive collections from Greek, Roman and Renaissance periods, it will help students contextualise the events they’ve been learning about. The museum has valuable artefacts excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as the surrounding areas.  

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Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your Geography Study trip to Naples, which you will find below. However, we can also create a totally bespoke and unique itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group. 

    • Day 1 Arrive in Naples and transfer to your accommodation. Spend the afternoon exploring the Fondo Galatea Farm and experiencing local Olive and Lemon Mills. Learn about food production and its impact on the local area. Return to the hotel for dinner.



    • Day 2 Visit Mount Vesuvius and follow your guide to the summit where you’ll learn of the devastation caused by the eruption. In the afternoon make your way down to Pompeii to complete a tour with interactive audio guides. Transfer back to the hotel for dinner.



    • Day 3 Visit the Pozzuoli and Flavian Amphitheatre, the third largest in Italy, and take a guided tour. In the afternoon visit the Naples Archaeological Museum before returning to your accommodation.



    • Day 4 Full day visiting the Amalfi coastline including a visit to Positano.



    • Day 5 Check out and make your way to Herculaneum as a final stop before flying back home after a geography packed 5 days in Italy.


Getting there

Naples is a 2 hour 40 minute flight from London with flights available with British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair. This opens up the possibility of flying from regional airports such as Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester. Book well in advance as airfares can rise steeply during peak months over summer. 

Where to Stay

Hotel Klein Wien

 This 3* hotel is perfectly located for a tour to Naples. Built overlooking the sea, the solarium terrace gives unspoilt views across the Sorrentine Peninsula, and some rooms offer views of the orange groves.








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Panorama Palace Sorrento    Also situated overlooking the sea, this 4* hotel offers a relaxing environment to relax after a hard day exploring. Complete with pool, TV & games rooms and three restaurants, the Panorama Palace has everything a student group could want.








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When to visit Naples?

Spring time is typically the best for sightseeing in Naples. The weather is pleasant and comfortably warm without the summer crowds. Summer can be beautiful but with the sun comes the tourists, so be prepared for it to be a little more crowded. October can also be a great time but this is when the Bay of Naples will experience the most rain.  

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