Discover Italy

Buon Compleanno

July 10, 2019

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We took advantage of our last day in Sorrento with a beach day. We also celebrated the birthday of our very own student Julia! I enjoyed spending my 17th birthday in Sorrento. My favourite part was going to the beach…

Amalfi Coast Road Trip

July 9, 2019

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Today we travelled down the Amalfi Coast, making special stops in Amalfi and Maiori to explore. We also made time to work on our sonnets, which allowed us to draw inspiration from the beautiful scenery around us.

That Island Life

July 8, 2019

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Today we took a ferry ride to the island of Capri, had a gondola ride up to Anacapri, ate lunch in the main square, and the perfect view for a sunset. But let’s hear from our student Marisa: Today we…

View from the Top

July 6, 2019

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Today we said Arrivederci! to Rome and departed for our next destination. We stopped at Mount Vesuvius for a hike and were rewarded with a beautiful view of the Italian countryside. We arrived in Sorrento and attended evening mass at…

Toga toga toga! (and a haircut)

July 5, 2019

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Today we wanted to make the most out of our final day in Rome. In the morning we visited the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo and explored a bit during our free time for lunch. In the afternoon we…

An Unexpected Highlight

July 4, 2019

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We had yet another eventful day in Rome today. First we visited the Roman Forum, which for centuries was the centre of Roman public life. The ruins allowed us to better imagine life in Ancient Rome: the politics, the economics,…

A Nighttime Stroll

July 3, 2019

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Our day was packed with famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon, but what captured our hearts was our nighttime stroll through Rome. The temperature was much better and there were less crowds, allowing us to…

Through the Eyes of a Student

July 3, 2019

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“Italy is absolutely astonishing! Today we visited the smallest country in the world, the Vatican. This eye opening experience gave us an insight on the history of the Vatican such as the process of building it and all the prosecutions…

Discovering Rome

July 1, 2019

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It was a long journey to Italia but we all arrived safely (though quite exhausted!). Despite our jet lag, we began exploring Rome, had a walking tour of Vatican City, and ate our first Italian cena. After a good night…

The Countdown to Gelato

June 27, 2019

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Our Director of Operations Andrea has been hard at work planning this year’s Discover Italy program. When asked what the best part of the trip is, she responded “The gelato, of course!” Many of our students will surely agree! To…