Senior Geography Trip to Italy

Over Easter senior Geography students enjoyed a fabulous trip to Sorrento on the beautiful bay of Naples. The adventure began on day 1 visiting the Borbonica Tunnel, a tunnel built by Ferdinand II of Bourbon to provide him a safe route to the coast in case of an uprising. It was later used as a bomb shelter during World War II. This was followed by a seaside lunch in Naples. The group finished off the day at the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum. The town was buried under volcanic ash and pumice during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

Day 2 the group visited Pompeii, where the preserved ruins vividly brought to life the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Afterward, the group climbed the very slopes of this legendary volcano, enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views that stretched across the Bay of Naples, a testament to the raw power of nature.

Day 3. The group enjoyed a visit to an olive group where the group saw first hand the processes involved from growing the fruit to producing olive oil. It was then on to the beautiful  Island of Capri, wandering through the narrow streets filled with amazing shops there was even time for a bit of celeb spotting. There was even time for a swim in the Mediterranean.

It was on to the eternal city of Rome for the final day . Standing at the iconic Trevi Fountain, coins were tossed into its crystalline waters, a ritual believed to ensure our return to this timeless city.  The students enjoyed climbing the Spanish Steps, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere. The students enjoyed a journey of discovery, where each destination unveiled layers of history and beauty, leaving an indelible mark on everyone.