Over the Easter, a number of fifth year students travelled to Italy for this year’s Classics trip.
They took in a lot of sites in their 5 day trip, including Colosseum, the Arch of Titus, The Arch of Constantine, the Fora Romano, Trajan’s Column, The Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. They explored the underground tunnels of the Catacombs of St. Sebastiano, visited the Villa d’Este in Tivoli and a managed to fit in a visit to the ruins of Ostia. Of course, no trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican.
From there, they travelled south to visit the ill-fated town of Pompeii and braved the rain to hike up to the volcanic crater at the top of Mt. Vesuvius. There was also plenty of time for RnR, with a trip to a theme park, evening pizza in the Piazza Navona and the consumption of our collective body weight of Italian ‘gelato’.
The trip was a huge success and thanks to everyone who was involved!
Looking forward to next year already!
If anyone has any more photographs from the trip that they would like to share, please forward them on to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them on to the common server and send me a mail to let me know that they are there.