During the first week of the Easter holiday, a group of pupils ranging from Year 10 to Year 13 boarded several trains and embarked on a classical adventure to Italy, exploring Naples for two days and then Rome for another two. The classicists looked round amphitheatres and catacombs, discovered ancient towns and modern day Rome, and even climbed a volcano. There were many highlights of the trip, some being: the excursions to Herculaneum and Pompeii, towns devastated by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, but remarkably preserved, leaving behind many buildings and giving pupils an opportunity to look back 2000 years into Roman culture; the Colosseum in Rome, where some of the pupils re-enacted a gladiator fight with great enthusiasm; the Palatine Hill, standing above the Roman forum and the Circus Maximus, all of which the avid classicists among the cohort enjoyed exploring. The group enjoyed exploring Italy and understanding more about the incredible world of the Romans. All in all, a wonderful trip for everyone involved.