Loreto College’s recent trip to Naples, Pozzuoli, and Pompeii, co-organised by the teaching staff on the Italian and Theology courses, was an exceptional educational experience that combined hands-on learning with cultural immersion. The students returned with a greater appreciation for history, archaeology, and the resilience of human communities. Each location offered unique insights and experiences, making the trip both enriching and enjoyable. While the language students relished the opportunity to practice their Italian, the other students had fun learning phrases, particularly when it scored a satisfying discount with local vendors!

Over five days students and staff explored ancient ruins, experienced the vibrant city life, and marvelled at the resilience of communities living under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

Trip highlights

Naples

Naples Underground: Exploring the labyrinth of tunnels beneath Naples was both thrilling and educational. Our guide explained how these passages were used throughout history, from ancient Greek aqueducts to WWII air raid shelters.

Spaccanapoli and Quartieri Spagnoli: Strolling down this bustling streets of the old historic centre, we experienced the heart of Naples. The students enjoyed sampling local pastries , saw the murals of football legend Maradona

We also visited the impressive sculpture of “Cristo Velato”, The Gallery and the magnificent Piazza Plebiscito

Pozzuoli

The lovely fishing village offered unexpected historic and natural sites from the  Flavian Amphitheatre: The third-largest Roman amphitheatre. The students were amazed by its well-preserved state and enjoyed imagining gladiatorial contests in this ancient arena.

Temple of Serapis: This ancient market and temple complex, partially submerged and influenced by volcanic activity, was an excellent example of the region’s dynamic landscape.

Pompeii

Ruins of Pompeii: This was the highlight of our trip. Walking through the streets of the ancient city, we saw remarkably preserved homes, shops, and public buildings. The students were deeply captured by the plaster casts of the volcano’s victims, which brought home the human tragedy of the eruption.

The trip was a huge success, as the students returned home with a greater appreciation for history, archaeology, and cultural comparison. Each location offered unique insights and experiences, making the trip both enriching and enjoyable.

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