TY Trip to Italy

26th May 2023

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Over the Easter Break, transition year students and teachers went on a trip to Italy. The early arrival at the airport (4am!) didn’t stop the excitement as the tour group boarded a flight from Dublin to Milan and then a private bus to Verona. 

In Verona, the students were given two hours of free time, to shop, have lunch and wander around the beautiful city. They met at the Piazza Bra Plaza for a guided tour of Verona streets.  

The tour included stops at Verona’s Amphitheatre, a water fountain, Juliet’s statue and Balcony, and it ended at the Castelvecchio bridge. Then it was back on the bus for the trip to the hotel, which was equipped with ping-pong, Foosball, and a football pitch. 

For day two, the students were treated to a day in Gardaland theme park. Students had plenty of options to ride rollercoasters, eat lunch, or wander around the impressive park.  

Many students (and teachers!) enjoyed rollercoasters like the Raptor, The Oblivion, and the Blue Tornado.  

On the third day, the Year group went to Venice via Vaporetti. Once again, the students were given free time for lunch and sightseeing. 

Afterwards, they met up at Doge’s Palace for a guided tour of the beautiful city. They explored the Canals, the piazza, and the Clocktower, which is an early Renaissance building.

On the final day, the Year Group checked out of the hotel at 7am, before getting the bus to Garda town. They enjoyed basking in the sun and skipping rocks while they waited for the boat. 

When it arrived, they took a trip across Lake Garda to the lovely town of Sirmione. The students were given free time, and spent their time wandering around the little town, getting lunch, and eating gelato! 

Then it was back on the bus to the airport, and we were able to board the plane quickly! We were home safe and sound at half six. 

It was an amazing trip, all involved enjoyed themselves, and a big thank you to Mr. Clarke for organising this trip! 

Written by Abby and Ria, TY Journalism

Thanks to Mr Clarke for creating a video from Ms Clery and Journalism students photos. That can be accessed here.