History, art and more in Italy View(s):Students of four Colombo schools – St. Bridget’s Convent, Bishop’s College, Ladies’ College and Visakha Vidyalaya, studying Greek and Roman Civilisation as a subject for their A/Ls, got to experience a bit of Roman history recently. Embarking on a trip to Italy along with their teachers, the trip was organized by Jetwing Holidays and conducted by Ellenora Rochhi. The following is a recollection of highlights from an amazing hectic week filled with art, architecture, fashion, history and ofcourse…food. Pompeii – It’s impossible to wander around Pompeii (which still has buildings, mosaics and streets of a Roman city almost perfectly preserved) without having Vesuvius looming above you, its caldera very clearly visible. Florence – Its no surprise that Florence was a centre for art, architecture, culture and fashion and the domain of the powerful Medici family.
Source: Sunday Times June 15, 2019 19:06 UTC