Grade 9 students arrived safe and sound in Rome! The group took a tour of San Lorenzo and ate a full meal in an authentic Italian osteria. The students are happy, albeit tired.
Tuesday May 16,2017
Today the group went to an authentic Italian market, followed by a picnic in Ostia Antica amongst Roman ruins. Students enjoyed a pizza for dinner and took a sunset guided tour of the city center where they visited the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
This morning after a breakfast of fresh orange juice or cappuccino and "cornetto" the students made out way to St. Peter's Basilica where they had an audience with the pope and had an opportunity to eat some of the best gelato in the area. After lunch, students took a tour of the Vatican museum where they had an opportunity to see Michelangelo's great Sistine Chapel and climb to the top of St. Peter's Basilica for one of the best birds eye views of Rome and the Vatican.
Tonight the group will head to Trastevere for a special pizza dinner and evening stroll around Trastevere.
Everyone is safe and in good spirits.
Thursday May 18, 2017
After a full day of sightseeing in Rome students got the opportunity to tour the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Students saw the Bocca della Verità, the Circo Massimo, and the Tiber Island. In the picturesque quarter of Trastevere students were treated to a 5-course typical Italian dinner and had a lovely stroll through the city back to the hotel. Students are happy, and are looking forward to arriving back in Berlin at 16:15 tomorrow, Friday, May 19, 2017.