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CLS takes on Rome

Wednesday, 06 November 2019

During half term, the Classics department took fifteen pupils on a four-day visit to Rome.

The group spent their time visiting the sights that the city has to offer, including The Colosseum (or Flavian Amphitheatre as it was more precisely known in Roman times), St Peter’s Basilica, filled with beautiful statuary (including Michelangelo’s Pietà, carved so skilfully that the marble appears soft), Ostia, the once-thriving Roman seaport, and even had an opportunity to see the Pantheon, a gigantic Roman temple housing Raphael’s grave under its enormous dome. 

Having seen the sights and filled themselves up with pizza, pasta and gelato in true Italian fashion, the group headed home from Fiumicino Airport; filled with knowledge and appreciation of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. 

Thank you to the Classics department for taking the group on a wonderful trip.

The group spent their time visiting the sights that the city has to offer.
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