During half-term, 25 Classicists from Years 10 to Lower Sixth enjoyed a fantastic six-day tour of the Bay of Naples and Rome, taking in a wealth of archaeological sites, museums and of course, gelateria.
The Year 11 Classical Civilisation students expertly showed off their knowledge of the houses in Pompeii and Herculaneum that they had been studying. The girls went from scaling the heights of Mount Vesuvius and peering over the rim at the smoking crater below to descending to the catacombs of San Gennaro in Naples.
Whilst in Rome, the kilometres were clocked up on foot as the girls covered a breath-taking list of sites: the Colosseum, Ara Pacis, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps and finishing up at the Trevi Fountain at night-time.
The final day was spent at a more relaxing pace as the girls explored the Baths of Diocletian before travelling to Ostia, the ancient port of Rome, which made for a tranquil end to a really enjoyable tour.