so yeah, i am literally going to rome tommorow... (friday morning) and i am beyond excited: i shall have to pack tonight while watching gossip girl and i just have so many clothes i want to bring! here is the itinerary off the school website:
Day 1: Coach trip from School to a London airport. Flight to Rome. Transfer to hotel. Evening walk to the Trevi Fountain.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Rome. The city can be explored on foot and by using the integrated public transport system. Start at the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and continue to the Baths of Caracalla, made famous in 1990 by the original “Three Tenors” concert. Walk through the Forum, the extensive ruins of what was once the religious, political and commercial centre of ancient Rome. See the Palatine Hill, Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forums. Continue to the River Tiber, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Capitol Hill, and the imposing Victor Emmanuel monument. Complete the walk by viewing Trajan’s column, a monument to the achievements of the Roman army.
Day 3: At leisure in Rome. Visit (by public transport) the Vatican City to see St Peter’s Basilica, before climbing to the top of the dome. Have lunch outside the Castel Sant’Angelo overlooking the River Tiber. After lunch, cross the Tiber for a walking tour of the piazzas of Modern Rome, taking in also the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain (in daylight this time) and the Spanish Steps.
Day 4: Depart Rome after breakfast in our Italian coach and transfer to the Bay of Naples. En route we make a stop at the site of the ancient Roman port at Ostia. (note: this will be a highlight for DJM as he’s never been there before). We arrive at our accommodation in Sorrento for evening meal and overnight accommodation.
Day 5: Full day to Pompeii using local train service. At Pompeii, once a flourishing town and seaside resort, visitors can experience the Roman town which was engulfed in ashes following the massive volcanic eruption.
Day 6: Full day visit to Herculaneum and Vesuvius by Italian coach. Herculaneum was a busy Roman port destroyed, like Pompeii, by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. The town was preserved by the mud flow which covered its buildings. Mount Vesuvius, an active volcano still dominates this region. It is possible to climb right up to the crater.
Day 7: Transfer to Naples airport for return flight to London. Coach transfer back to School.
for me - this means a lot of photographs with my new camera, a 7 day sleepover at hotels with my friends, a lot of pizza and icecream and wearing a different outfit everyday so make sure you check out my blog when i upload the pictures! WILL MISS YOU!