On May 25-31 students of the British International School Ukraine went on a residential trip to Italian Sicily. Children had a chance to visit beautiful old cities, see some of Italy’s most important cultural, artistic and historical centres, enjoy the Sicilian nature and food and buy souvenirs.
The first day students spent in Catania, the second largest city of Sicily noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy. Its old town is one of the biggest example of baroque architecture in Italy and is a World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO. Later students went to Syracuse, the 2,700-year-old city that played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world.
The following days students climbed the mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe outside the Caucasus, went on a cruise to Aeolian Islands, visited the city of Palermo and the small town of Cefalù.
The trip to Italy was an opportunity for the students to practice and develop their social and communicative skills as well as spend some quality time with their classmates and teachers.