The Eternal City (Italy, part one) (the adventures of the MDHS March Break trip to Italy and Greece)

BY H. MYLES

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On Wednesday, March 11, a group of over thirty students and five chaperones departed from Toronto Pearson International Airport to the Eternal City. During the past March Break, this lucky handful of travellers journeyed through Italy and Greece on an EF Tour, lead by an English teacher (Mrs. Gignac) at Milton District. Beginning in Rome, the students visited the many landmarks of the city over the course of three days. From the Pantheon to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, the group was amazed by the incredible architecture and beauty of the  Roman Empire. These feelings of wonder were amplified after visiting Vatican City and staring at the colossal ceiling of St. Peter’s Basilica and the exquisite frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.

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While in the city, the students had ample free time, some choosing to sip espresso by the Spanish Steps, while others visited a crypt of the Capuchin monks and rode Segways in the gardens above the Piazza del Popolo. After only three days, the travellers experienced just a taste of the astonishing city, but many more wonders awaited them as they headed off towards Capri.

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