15 Jun 2014

CHS Students Travel to Italy

Nine CHS students traveled abroad to Italy this summer. They spent the first four days on the Bay of Naples in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius exploring the seaside town of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast with its breathtaking views and mighty, ragged cliffs.

Students also visited the ancient Greek temples of Paestum, a major ancient Greek city, dating from 450 BC, some of the most impressive and well-preserved Greek temples in the world. They also spent a day on the Isle of Capri and climbed up to the Villa Jovis, the lavish residence of Emperor Tiberius. íÍWe feasted on Neapolitan cuisine and learned how to make gnocchi from scratch,íñ said Graham Waddill. íÍTo top it all off, we visited the legendary site of Pompeii before transferring to the Eternal City, Rome.íñ

In Rome, the students saw the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Diocletian, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the catacombs of St. Sebastian, and of course, the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peterí´s Basilica. They also took a day trip to Ostia Antica, Romeí´s ancient port city.

Students who attended were Carson Piontek, Joseph Sotile, Vincent Bianca, Kevin Quebedeaux, Alex Quebedeaux, Nick Hines, Max Slezak, Patrick Landry and Chris Dyess.