Five Perry Countians travel to Italy for summer vacation

Last updated: July 08. 2014 9:57AM - 640 Views
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Members of the group included Tyler Mullins, Kaitlyn Baker, Caitlyn Fortney, Linda McGuire and Tony McGuire. (photo by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
Members of the group included Tyler Mullins, Kaitlyn Baker, Caitlyn Fortney, Linda McGuire and Tony McGuire. (photo by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald)
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Last month, a group of Perry Central students traveled to Italy for a tour of the peninsula. Although the group was small, the adventures were big.


The adventure started at the airport in Cincinnati as they took a small plane to Detroit for the journey to Paris, France. From France, the group traveled to Milan, and from there to Venice.


While in Venice, they toured the Murano glass factory and took a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. They also took a tour of the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.


The next stop on the journey was Verona for a tour of the city that inspired William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The highlight of the city was the balcony where Juliet called to Romeo.


On the road to Florence, there was a stop at Assisi for the only double-decker cathedral in the world, and the celebration of St. Francis. From there it was on to Florence.


While in Florence, the group visited the Cathedral of Brunelleschi and the Baptistry of St. John. They also toured the Plaza of the Medicis.


The group finished their tour in Rome, with the highlight being a tour of the Colosseum. They also visited the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and other sites. The trip was concluded with a visit to the Vatican and a tour of the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter.


Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.

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