5th and 6th Form Tour Classic Italy

24 April 2019


During the Easter break, 43 boys in the 5th and 6th Form made the most of a week-long Classics trip to Italy. They visited many different Italian cities, learnt how to be gladiators and explored ancient places of interest.

The boys started the trip with three days in Rome where they saw sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, St Peter’s Basilica, Hadrian’s Mausoleum and Trajan’s Column. The boys also had the opportunity to learn how to be a gladiator from Titus in the ludus (gladiator school). They were put through their paces in training and practised fighting each other with gladii (swords).

After Rome, they travelled down the coast to Sorrento. On their way, they stopped at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli where they explored the vast residence of the Roman Emperor who didn’t like Rome.

In Sorrento, the boys explored the ancient city of Pompeii, climbed Vesuvius and took a boat trip to Capri where they visited the imperial palace of Tiberius. They also had the chance to swim in the Mediterranean and eat plenty of pasta, pizza and gelato!

The boys’ favourite parts of the trip included Vesuvius (Siwei F), Gladiator School (William S), Pompeii (Albert S) and the Colosseum (Elliot N).


Caldicott Classics Trip to Italy 2019

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