Inaugural Italy Tour takes students of Latin to classical sites

11 October 2017

During the recent September holidays, sixteen students of Latin from Years 9 and 10 spent two weeks in Italy visiting some of that country's most well known classical sites. Students visited Rome, the eternal city where they marveled at iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Pantheon and Sistine Chapel; the remarkably preserved city of Pompei due to the eruption of Mt Vesuvius; the mosaics and frescoes of Naples and finally many cities in Sicily where students were able to identify the impact of Greek, Roman and Arabic occupations. By visiting these culturally rich and historical cities, students appreciated what life was like during ancient times, a period in history that left a long lasting legacy.