05 Oct Ciao Italy!
Our 1st of Baccalaureate students have just returned from Italy.
Last month, on the 29th of September, our students boarded their plane to Rome.
In the city that all roads lead to, they had the opportunity to explore some of the world’s ancient wonders: St. Domitilla’s Catacombs and the roman forum among many others. They also enjoyed a guided tour around the Vatican city. They visited its museums, the Sistine Chapelle and St. Peter’s Basilica.
They walked around the roman streets, where they stumbled upon the amazing Trevi’s Fountain, Agripa’s Pantheon and a lot of hidden architectural treasures within the Roman alleys.
The next stops in their adventurous journey included some of Italy’s most significant cities such as Assisi, diocese of Italy; and Siena, where they visited the Communal Palace and the St. Domingo’s Basilica. During these visits, the History learnt at the school, came to life to show them its cultural relevance.
When they reached Florence, one of the most well-known Italian cities, they were able to contemplate the artwork of great masters such as Michael Angelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Sandro Boticelli, whose work was commissioned by Lorenzo de Médici, known to be an enthusiastic patron of the Renaissance.
The trip concluded with a visit to Venice, the flooded city. The Vaporettos, bridges, the Campanile, St. Marks’s Basilica, and, undoubtedly, the gondolas were the perfect way to end an unforgettable trip.