Friday, April 29, 2011

Bell' Italia!

Departure for Italy is coming up soon - we leave on July 18!  Students have been busy fundraising all winter and recently had several meetings in which they have been learning more about our itinerary, as well as Italian language and culture.  Thanks to Jen Smith who has been helping the Italy kids with all of their "cultural" preparation! 

Here is our current, updated itinerary for Italy:

Day 1

 - Fly overnight to Italy

Day 2

 - Milan • Venice
Arrive in Milan
Travel to Venice

Day 3

 - Venice
Take a guided tour of Venice:
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Grand Canal
Visit the Doges’ Palace
See a glass-blowing demonstration

Day 4

 - Florence
Take a guided tour of Florence:
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Chiesa di Santa Croce
Visit the Duomo
See a leather-making demonstration

Day 5

 - Florence
Enjoy a free day in Florence

Day 6

 - Assisi • Rome
Travel to Assisi
Take a guided tour of Assisi
Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
Continue on to Rome

Day 7

 - Rome
Take a guided tour of Vatican City
Visit the Sistine Chapel
Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
Take a guided tour of Rome:
  • Forum Romanum
Visit the Colosseum
Take a walking tour of Rome:
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon

Day 8

 - Rome
Enjoy a free day in Rome

Day 9
- Fly home

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