Italy Trip

Italy Trip Recap!
Posted on 10/12/2022
Group photo os students in ItalyIn October 2022, 31 Horizon Honors High School students traveled to Italy for an immersive nine-day experience. Here is a photo diary of their trip.

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October 4:
We arrived in Rome safely and had a great first day.  Some of the highlights were Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
Students at Airport

October 5:
We enjoyed our second day seeing the colosseum, the Roman Forum, then we “became” gladiators.  It was an amazing day.
Students doing archery

October 6:
Today we traveled to Assisi where we enjoyed a homemade pasta lunch, with a pasta-making demonstration, in the beautiful countryside.  Then we went on to tour the magnificent Basilica of St. Francis.  After exploring Assisi we drove on to Tuscany to Florence, which we will explore tomorrow.
Students Eating

October 7:
Today we enjoyed a really fun fresco workshop where students showed their creativity, then toured Florence where we saw amazing architecture and learned some interesting history.  We went to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David!
Students painting

October 8:
Today we ventured back to Rome, had a nice lunch and time to explore the city in small groups.  Then we participated in a cooking class. We made pasta and then enjoyed eating it.  It was such a treat, and so much fun!
Students cooking

October 9:
We had a great day today in Rome.  It started with a fun and engaging painting class at Villa Borghese with a master painter.  Then we went underground to the Roman Catacombs, which were fascinating.  We had an excellent guide who took us through the Basilica of Saint Paul.  We ended the day with a four course dinner while opera singers sang popular songs.  It was a great day!
Group photo of students holding paintings

October 11:
The Italy trip has been so great! We spent our last day touring the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica. We enjoyed some free time in the afternoon, eating our last gelato and buying our last souvenirs. Our final dinner was bittersweet as we had to say goodbye to Rome and our amazing tour director, Simona.
Students Eating gelato