Florence 2019 - Part Two

Florence 2019 - Part Two

In the morning of our second day in Florence, students had the opportunity to visit the Galileo Museum or Pisa. In Pisa, we posed for a Leaning Tower of Students, a CCI tradition since 2014!

In the afternoon, students climbed the Duomo. Though the climb can feel a bit claustrophobic, the view is certainly worth it!



Meanwhile, a much smaller group visited Santa Croce Church, the burial site of influential Italians such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. This was followed by a stroll through the Christmas Market and a carousel ride.

That evening, we once again had dinner out in our smaller groups, then a chance to explore the city at night.

The next morning, the school toured the Uffizi. These galleries hold the artwork collected by the Medici family over centuries, and house the most important pieces of the Renaissance. We saw works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and of course, Botticelli.

Though difficult to leave Florence behind, it was a pleasure to arrive back home in Lanciano that night, followed by a quiet Sunday in preparation for one of our last weeks of school.

As always, I must thank our incredible teachers for guiding our students on this trip and to Mr. C and Mr. Pino for helping with all of the organization.