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Day 8- Sculpture and Gastronomy: The Arts of Italy

Lucky for us we began the morning at a reasonable hour, then made our way towards the Academia.  Led by Allison and Chris we successfully arrived without getting too lost for once.  After making our way through security we entered … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Stairway to Heaven

  Today was was an amazing last full day in Florence.  We started the day with an early breakfast at the convent before walking to Laboratori di Restauro Di Firenze. It was really cool – we saw the adoration of the … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Fresco Fun In Firenze

Our first day in Florence was a success! We started off at the Palazzo Vecchio, where we had a fresco painting lesson. After creating our own masterpieces, we split up into groups for lunch. Our group found a shop that … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Galileo gizmos and gadgets

Goodbye Rome, Hello Florencre! This morning we left our convent in Rome and started to make our way to the metro station.  Today was our easiest journey through the metro and we all made it off at the right stop, … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Sunday mass and Ostia Antica

At the beginning of the day, about half of us decided to go to mass at Saint Peters Basilica. We had already seen the Basilica at night, but it was even prettier in the morning with the light streaming through … Continue reading

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Day 3 – forum to the maximus

Buon giorno Today was our last full day exploring the beautiful city of Rome. We started the day at 8:00 with breakfast in the convent. We hopped on the bus right outside the convent and got off at the Roman … Continue reading

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Day 2 – the colosseum and the glass floor domus

While trying to overcome the struggle of jet lag, we packed ourselves into a bus and headed for the coliseum. Once we stepped off the the bus we were greeted by the Roman forum. Here we were able to sample … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Our fun day of travel topped off with St. Peter’s

From airports, to security, to airports, to more security, our first day in the Italy trip was quite the blur. After a bump in the road getting all of our passports and confirmations set straight in Norfolk, we took the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2015 Science and Art Excursion to Italy

On February 25th 14 Students and 2 chaperones are headed off to Rome, Florence, and Venice to explore and learn about the wonders of Italy. Each day a student or group of students will update everyone on the events of … Continue reading

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