You’ve no doubt heard the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” At the Pantheon Institute we firmly believe it. We encourage our students to engage in the day-to-day life of Rome as much as possible to truly get a taste of the Italian experience. Luckily for you, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in the Eternal City.
As a student at the Pantheon Institute, the city of Rome will be your campus. There are a myriad of museums to visit, concerts to attend, and monuments to see. There’s the world-renowned Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, an untold number of medieval churches all containing artistic masterpieces, and the quaint charm of open-air markets. Of course you can’t forget all the sites you’ve seen a million times in history books — the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vittorio Emanuele monument, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and the Pantheon itself — that are all sure to take your breath away. But you’ll also be encouraged to wander off the beaten track and experience all sides of Rome, truly getting to know, study and appreciate the city as more than just a tourist.
Buy tickets to a soccer game at the stadium and cheer on AS Roma, an experience so thrilling it’s sure to give a whole new meaning to the term “team spirit.” Take part in La Notte Bianca, the annual event where all the museums, shops, and restaurants in Rome stay open for 24-hours and the entire city is lit up throughout the night. Take a tour of Cinecittà, the center of Italian cinema. Shop for groceries at an outdoor market and buy flowers for your windowsill. Wander down the Foro Imperiali and watch the street mimes. Attend the Pope’s weekly mass at the Vatican. Rome is both ancient and modern, both strikingly international and devoted to its unique Roman heritage. In a city teeming with students, business professionals, travelers and dreamers, you’ll have no trouble getting caught up in the pulse of Rome.
The Pantheon Institute staff will publicize the events going on in the city, but students are also encouraged to venture out on their own and experience all Rome has to offer.
Pantheon Institute Extra-Curricular Activities: In addition to all of Rome’s cultural happenings and events, the Pantheon Institute also organizes activities for its students. Check out our listing of Extra-Curricular Activities to see the Institute’s diverse offerings, ranging from cooking nights to wine tastings to weekend trips.