Rome Dispatch 2023

Our first post-COVID trip to Rome was a smashing success. Today, we've heard raves from the 8th graders about their time in Rome. Everything from catacombs to futbal games to basilicas was listed as highlights of the trip.

From Sarah:

"One of the best things about going to Rome as the art teacher is watching students experience art history come alive around them. You can't swing a spaghetti noodle without hitting something significant and fascinating. Walking the streets itself is like strolling through a living museum. The colors, textures, architecture, public sculptures, and ruins are everywhere and set the tone for the even more amazing sites we encountered like the Coliseum, the Forum, the Domus Area, Via D'Este, the Vatican, and oh so much more! It is truly the Eternal City."

From Tim:

"Seeing AS Roma beat Juventus among 65,000 other fans will go down as one of the most memorable moments of my life, and I'm sure many students can say the same. The passion for the sport and the rivalry that so many Italian fans have is incredible, and this was evident from the chants, added security, and even flares thrown. Our seats gave us a perfect view of the pitch and this rivalry from a safe distance away. What a night!"

We're glad they had fun, ate well, and took in all the sights and sounds of the city. We're also glad they're back!