Rome - 2019

Rome - 2019

By bus, it only takes us 3 hours to get to Rome. As such, we run day trips to the city multiple times throughout the year.

On this, our first trip, students were exposed to the historic centre in the morning. We began our tour in the Borghese Gardens for a casual stroll through the park before arriving at a lookout of the city.

Next, we headed into the city centre, making stops at the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon, where the Art class gave a presentation on the monument. Our final stop was the Vittorio Emmanuel II Monument, where we were joined by a CCI alumnus who acted as our personal tour guide.

In the afternoon, we entered the Colosseum. The Art class gave a presentation on the architecture, history, purpose, and influence of the building.

From there, we stopped at the Arch of Constantine where the Grade 12 Math class demonstrated their trigonometry skills by calculating the volume of the structure. Refusing to be beaten by the heat, we continued through the Roman Forum with stops at the Arch of Titus and Temple of Vesta.

We plan to return to Rome in October for a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica, so stay tuned!