History in

ROME

Spend 4 weeks living in the heart of Rome while delving into the rich history and animated culture that makes the Eternal City unlike any other.

Chapter Details

WHERE

Rome,
Italy

COST

Starting at $4,699

THEME

History

DURATION

4 weeks

Chapter Dates

WHEN

April 3 - April 30, 2022

May 1 - May 28, 2022


Oct 2 - Oct 29, 2022

Oct 30 - Nov 26, 
2022

What to expect:

Spend a month living and working remotely from Italy's magnificent capital. 

Immerse in Rome's lively pace of life, making friends with locals and chaptermates alike.

Let the city's history come alive as you learn about the people, places, and events that helped shape the course of civilization.

Meet incredible like-minded people from all around the world.

Continue to work remotely with confidence and ease.

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There's no place like Rome.

The story of the Roman Empire is one of ambition, creativity, beauty, and strategy. The city itself is a stunning example of people pushing the boundaries of what is considered possible - which makes for an ideal place to find inspiration both in life and business.

During the History in Rome chapter, spend four weeks using the city as your textbook as you explore the ancient sites and discover the places, people, ideas, and strategies that helped shape the course of history. 

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Work with ease.

Our History in Rome Chapter includes access to Sojrn spaces, which offer fast wifi and are centrally located so there is plenty to do before or after you have wrapped your work day.

Should your work requirements find you needing more, your local host can assist with getting you what you need to work easily and effectively - whether that is meeting rooms, printers, etc.

Plus, we've found great local cafes and restaurants to use as Sojrn Spaces - places you're always welcome to pop into for a chat, to get some work done, or grab a bite to eat with other Chapter members. 

Benvenuto a casa.

The History in Rome Sojrn offers two accommodation options. Scroll to see example photos.

  • Standard - $4,699   |   A private room in a shared apartment. Rooms come furnished, with Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and space to work or relax. 

  • Private - $5,299   |   A private apartment/studio that comes furnished, with Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and space to work or relax. 

 

PS: If you book private accommodations with someone (shared bed), the second person gets 50% off of their Sojrn.

Travel through time.

With Rome as your homebase, we've designed a 4-week stay to help you connect with new people as you learn about the formation, expansion, and demise of the Roman Empire.

WEEK 1

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Benvenuto

Get settled in to your new home and start to live the life of a local. Get lost in the backstreets of Monti and Campo Marzio, find a new favorite cafe, meet your chaptermates, chat up some locals - just get in the flow of Rome. 

Included activities:

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Exploration walk

  • Hidden Rome tour

  • Get-to-know Rome scavenger hunt

Optional activities:

  • Roman cuisine food tour

  • Rome by Vespa

WEEK 2

Ancient Origins

In week two, dive into the origins of the Roman Empire by exploring some of its most ancient sites: the Roman Forum, Trajan's market, and the Colosseum. You'll get an introduction to the characters and events that set the stage for one of the world's greatest empires. 

Included Activity: 

  • Ancient sites tour

  • Happy hour

  • Trastevere by night 

Optional Activity: 

  • Homemade pasta experience

  • Day trip to Pompeii

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WEEK 3

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Caesar & Augustus

This week, learn about the unique strategies of the Romans who conquered most of Europe. Hear fascinating stories of the tactics they used to climb the political ladder and grab hold of power in a way that was imitated but seldom matched throughout history. 

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Included Activities:

  • Underground Rome experience

  • Movie night

Optional Activities:

  • Vatican Aperitivo

  • Overnight trip to Castelli Romani

WEEK 4

Legacy

The legacy of the Roman Empire can be seen throughout most of Europe - but the stories of how it came to end is still surprisingly relevant today. From the raucous Bacchanalia festival to political back stabbing (literally), Rome has its fair share of wonderfully outrageous stories that will inspire and ignite the imagination. 

Included activities:

  • Roman challenge  

  • Farewell dinner 

Optional Activities:

  • Watch a football (soccer) match

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What's Included:

We've covered the basics so you can arrive at your new home feeling like a local. The full program includes:

  • Living accommodations 

  • Access to Sojrn Spaces

  • Great wifi

  • Four included activities (one per week)

  • Digital forum and chapter guide with pre-travel prep, important information, menu of curated optionals, and more

  • Two group meals

  • Community of chapter-mates

  • A local host and a chapter host

  • Transportation from the airport in Rome on day 1

  • Weekly happy hour drinks

What's Not:

Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most amount of flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion: 

  • Airfare

  • Meals (unless otherwise noted)

  • Optional activities/experiences

  • Insurance

  • Visas and related fees 

Additional Information

Accommodations


All accommodation tiers consist of a private bedroom within walking distance of local facilities. We use a combination of shared apartments and studios in a centrally-located neighborhood. For shared apartments, you will be matched with other Sojrn participants (usually 2-3 bedroom apartments) but you will always have a private bedroom. Bathrooms are often rarely shared with more than one person. If you would like to guarantee having your own apartment, please select private accommodation when booking. Your home away from home will always come furnished, inclusive of: Wireless internet All utilities Basic kitchenware Sheets and bath towels If you book private accommodations with someone (shared bed), the second person gets 50% off of their Sojrn.




Sojrn Spaces


We know that having reliable Wi-Fi is crucial to the success of working remotely. We have created partnerships with local businesses to create Sojrn Spaces - places you can pop into for reliable wifi, familiar faces, and a bite to eat. (Think Central Perk in Friends). Sojrn Spaces typically come with:

  • High-speed internet
  • Air-conditioning
  • Great coffee
  • Video call spaces
Please be aware that access to a co-working space is not included on this chapter. We will however set you up with access to fast wi-fi to let you work flexibly from anywhere.




Meals


Besides the two group meals at the beginning and end of your stay, there is no set meal plan so you are free to eat what you want, when you want. Your Chapter guide will include a list of recommendations for grocery shopping and restaurants.




Travel


Flights are not included. For this chapter, you should fly into Rome Airport. If you fly in on Day 1 of the Chapter, we include an airport transfer to your accommodation.




Covid-19


The health and safety of our customers is always our top priority. Each Chapter will have clear Covid-19 guidelines in place based on local requirements. As local ordinances are being updated regularly, we will share Sojrn policies closer to the program start date. We reserve the right to update these on an ongoing basis per the available data and recommendations of local authorities. Vaccination Requirement: You’re required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to come on this trip. Proof of Negative Covid Test: In addition, we also require a negative covid test within 48 hours of the first day of the trip (at home tele-med tests are ok!) The local host will ask for you to show proof of a negative test prior to the start of the trip. This can be in the form of an email, letter or a picture showing the result. If you are flying from the US and are required to have a PCR test taken within 72 hours, we will also accept this to join the trip. **Please keep in mind that if you’re starting your travels early, we suggest getting tested before you leave your home country and then either bring a proctored, tele-med self-test kit to take before the trip starts or schedule to get tested locally at a covid testing facility (both antigen or PCR test are accepted). For more information on our COVID protocols, please visit our FAQ page.




Visa


To participate in this program, only a tourist visa is necessary. Visa requirements will vary depending upon nationality. HERE is a great resource to figure out what the visa requirements are for you. Please note: While we will help point you in the right direction, Sojrn is not responsible for any participant’s inability to obtain the correct visa for any given chapter and cancellation fees will apply if a participant is denied the proper visa.




Travel


Flights are not included. For this chapter, you should fly into Rome Airport. If you fly in on Day 1 of the Chapter, we include an airport transfer to your accommodation.




Budget


In-destination budgets vary depending upon your personal spending habits when it comes to food, travel, local adventures and other personal expenses. It is possible to live in Rome affordably if you're making most of your meals at home. We would suggest a minimum additional budget of $800 for the full 4 weeks for thrify spenders. However, if you plan on doing multiple optional activities and eating at restaurants for most of your stay, budget at least $1,800. Example pricing for Rome Typical Breakfast: $7 Typical lunch: $15 Tasty dinner: $25




In-Country Support


Part of the benefit of traveling with Sojrn is the support we provide throughout your experience. From an on the ground local host, to our team at HQ, there is always someone available to help solve any issues you may encounter.




Online Portal


A month before your Sojrn, you will be invited to an online hub where you can connect with chaptermates, meet your local host as well as your experience host, and get access to the Chapter Guide, which has all the information you need to have a successful Sojrn. Through this online hub, you can also book optionals and access resources that will supplement your learning.




Local Host & Chapter Host


Every chapter has a local host on hand throughout the 4 weeks of the Chapter with the aim of making sure you have everything you need to have a relaxing, productive and inspiring time in your temporary new home. Whilst your local host is focused on making sure you can enjoy your new city. The Chapter host is on hand to make your evenings and spare time more fun. We think happiness is shared experiences, from finding the best secret bar to weekend adventures out of the city. Your experience host will help make this happen so you can focus on doing the fun things (and work of course)





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