In the final two days of their journey, 36 young adults from ALJ and Magnet schools along with six chaperones finished their trip of a lifetime in the Eternal City of Rome, Italy. While the schedule was hectic, they were able to visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, and the Vatican Museum on their first day. Highlights included Michelangelo's ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Rafael masterpiece "School of Athens."
On the second day travellers ventured to the nearby port of Rome, where they enjoyed a very different experience by attending a school for gladiators. They were taught how to use a sword, a lance and a bow and arrow. This was followed by an encounter with a gladiator champion played by Danny Zatko. In the afternoon, the group returned to the heart of Rome, touring the Forum, the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. These whirlwind days capped a week of tours that took the group from Central Switzerland, to northern Italy, and finally to central Italy in Florence and Rome.
The History Club has announced that two trips are planned for next year. In the Spring of 2018, a high adventure trip is scheduled for Costa Rica which will feature 10 all inclusive days of kayaking, white water rafting, zip lining through the rainforest and a host of other activities. For those looking for a European adventure, a trip to Madrid and Sevilla Spain has just been announced. For more information about either trip you may attend an information session on April 26th at 7 pm at Brewer room #30.