Rome: The Modern with the Ancient

This past Saturday, CCI traveled to Rome for our first trip of the semester. We left early in the morning to make the most of our day.

Our first stop was the newly renovated Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna (GNAM). The gallery houses some of the most important works of modern Italian and international artists. The new exhibits proved to be very engaging for our students.

In the afternoon, students could choose from one of three tours. Most of our newest students visited the Colosseum and Forum with Ms. Tozzi and Mr. Knapp, while a smaller group, led by Mr. Piscina and Ciufo, went on a surprise tour of the Capuchin Crypts. Meantime, Ms. Desmarais and I took our group to the Capitoline Museums. On the top of our list of sculptures to see where the Colossus of Constantine, Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, and of course the Capitoline Wolf which is the symbol of Rome.

Our students had free time after the tours to explore Rome, eat, and do some shopping. We arrived back in Lanciano just after midnight as our journey home was slowed with snow on the roads.

In two weeks time we will have our first overnight trip: Venice!