As many of you may be aware, Mr. Clashman and I, the Latin teachers at The Gregory School, have been leading student trips to Italy for the past 22 years. We have varied the trip from year to year, and this year we are pleased to be returning to Sicily, as well as southern Italy and Rome.
The trip will be 17 days, from May 26 to June 12, 2017 and is open to all Gregory School students and parents, however we must limit the trip to 19 persons. If you have ever wanted to visit Italy by yourself or with your family, but weren’t sure how to best go about that, this is a wonderful opportunity to do that. We will begin our trip in Catania and Siracusa, Sicily, proceed in a clockwise giro of Sicily, visiting Greek sites in Segesta, Selinunte, Agrigento and the Roman Villa Casale at Piazza Armerina before crossing over to the mainland from Messina to Reggio di Calabria and seeing the fabulous Riace Bronzes.
From there we will head to Campania, visiting the incredibly well-preserved Greek temples and museum at Paestum and on to our base in Bacoli from which we will visit Pompeii, Naples, Herculaneum, Villa Oplontis, Cumae, and Ischia. We will proceed by van, to Rome, the Eternal City. From our base on the Aventine Hill, we will hit many of the highlights of Rome and some of the more obscure and interesting sites as well. Of course we will be enjoying great cucina Italiana, regional Italian cuisine, throughout our trip. You can find a more detailed daily itinerary on my web site.
If this sounds interesting, I would like to invite you to an informational meeting Thursday, September 1 from 6-7 pm in room 27 (math wing) on the upper school campus. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to e-mail or call daily itinerary on my , and we will be happy to set up a meeting and/or send along any pertinent information. Last year's trip filled up in 2 days, and while that may not happen this year, we would urge you to contact us if you have interest in this year's trip. We look forward to seeing many of you on the 1st.