Educational travel can be a great way to engage your students with performing arts.
And with its rich background in the arts, there may be few better places in the world for those studying dance, music, drama and the fine arts than the Lake Garda region of Italy.
From magnificent opera venues to stunning scenery that has inspired painters for centuries, the area – which is located in the north of the country – is sure to inspire your students.
With so many things to see and do, you are bound to find that whatever their interests or the subjects they have chosen, a visit here will not only help students to learn but will see them have lots of fun at the same time.
A performing arts tour may also take in the city of Verona. With its open-air arena hosting an annual opera festival, a visit here gives you the chance to see some of the industry’s leading names perform. Italy is widely considered to be the home of opera after all, so a trip to Lake Garda should be on the must-visit list of anyone interested in the art form.
The city is also the setting of Romeo and Juliet – perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous play – so a trip here may give you an insight into what inspired the iconic love story.
Of course, the stunning natural scenery of Lake Garda – which is the largest lake in all of Italy – may also provide an inspiration to any budding painters visiting while on a performing arts tour of the region.
Budding directors may wish to stop by Movieland, where you can find out more about the process of film-making.
You may also want to consider visiting Venice. While the city is well-known for its network of canals, its dazzling blend of culture means it is a destination that creative arts students should not miss. Famous composers including Wagner, Vivaldi and Stravinsky have all composed and performed in the city, while you can also visit a number of arts venues and museums, including the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – or the National Library of St Mark’s as it is known in English.
With so much on offer for performing arts students, Lake Garda could be the ideal educational travel destination. You may find yourself booking school trips to the region for several years to come.