Summer Academy in Rome

Summer Academy in Rome


Saturday was a hot one in Rome! Yet, CCI’s Summer Academy braved the heat for tours of the most iconic landmarks in Italy.

We began with a visit to Vatican City which included a tour of the Museums. The Museums house a collection of sculptures, paintings, frescoes, and tapestries, dating back to ancient Greece and leading up to the 21st century.

From the Museums, we walked through the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling and altarpiece. There’s a strict “no photo” policy in the chapel, otherwise we would have some pics for you. 

As a bonus, some students were able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica - the largest church on Earth - before breaking for lunch.

In the afternoon, we were treated to a presentation about the Colosseum by Ms. J's English class. Students then had time to explore this magnificent building. 

After the Colosseum tour, we split up into groups. Some folks left in search of an air conditioned cafe. For others, it was gelato and the Trevi Fountain. One dedicated group made it through the Roman Forum, to the Spanish Steps, and eventually arrived at the Pantheon.

Thank you to all the students and teachers for sharing your photos and memories with me!