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Classics Trip to Rome and the Bay of Naples

Over half term, the Classics department took 36 students to Rome and the Bay of Naples for an eye opening and educational trip. Students visited many of the incredible monuments which populate Rome. On one strenuous day of walking, the students saw the Colosseum, Palatine, Forum, Circus Maximus, Trevi Fountain as well as the Pantheon, which proved to be a favourite for many of the students with its stunning un-reinforced dome. There was still, of course, time for ice cream at one of the city’s most renowned and respected gelaterias!

After Rome, we travelled to the Bay of Naples and our hotel in Sorrento. From here we visited the haunting towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed and preserved in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. After this insight into the everyday lives of the ancient Romans, we also saw many of the artefacts from these towns through a scavenger hunt in the Naples Archaeological museum. The next morning we visited an olive oil farm to learn about its production process. The students had a fantastic time and were excellent ambassadors for the school, behaving impeccably in all situations.

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