Earlier in June, a small group of Tabor students and two Tabor chaperones traveled to Italy. The focus of the trip was on art, history and culture, as they worked their way through thousands of years of history and hundreds of miles of coastline. The group of nine travelers began and ended the tour in Rome, heading south to the very tip of Italy’s boot before crossing into Sicily, trekking across that island including hiking an active Mt. Aetna, and heading back north to Rome. Along the way, they swam where the Ancient Greeks first landed in Sicily twenty-five centuries ago, saw Roman theatres, Bourbon castles, and Norman cathedrals, decorated meticulously by Arab Muslim artisans. In between times, they explored cities and towns, hunting down the best gelato and pizza, while trying to understand how today’s Italians live.
View the itinerary of the trip here:
Day 1 - Monday, June 10, 2019 Fiumicino & Rome
Fiumicino port and beach
Piazza Navona; Pantheon
Day 2 - Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Rome
Roman Colosseum & Forum
Vatican City; Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica
Trevi Fountain; Spanish Steps
Day 3 - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Capri & Sorrento
Ferry to Capri island through the Tyrrhenian Sea
Boat cruise tour of Capri; walk to Giardini di Augusto (is this the correct name?)
Ferry to Sorrento
Day 4 - Thursday, June 13, 2019 Messina & Giardini Naxos
Long bus ride through Reggio Calabria and ferry to Messina
Swimming in the Ionian Sea
Day 5 - Friday, June 14, 2019 Taormina & Etna
Tour of Taormina: ancient theater of Taormina and English gardens of Florence Trevelyan
Day 6 - Saturday, June 15, 2019 Siracusa
Tour of Siracusa: ancient theater; limestone quarries; the Ear of Dionysus
Town of Ortygia: kayak water polo; small windy streets
Day 7 - Sunday, June 16, 2019 Palermo
Tour of Palermo: Teatro Massimo; walk down the main street to Quattro Canti with the four corners; San Cataldo church (arabic style three domes and tower)
Visit to the Cathedral of Monreale
Return to Palermo: Cappella Palatina; Palazzo dei Normanni; Palermo Cathedral
With the persistence of environmental change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. With support from National Geographic and The Redford Center, filmmaker Alizé Carrère has been documenting innovative human adaptations in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Norway and the United States. From floating farms in Bangladesh to ice pyramids in the Himalayas, these stories reveal incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Alizé shares her experiences from the field looking at these unique examples of human adaptation, reminding us of the most important trait that has allowed for our continued survival on earth.
Join us for this free lecture in the Stroud Academic Center's Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion.
Please join the Tabor Academy choristers for a traditional holiday concert of Christmas music on December 15 at 7:30 PM in Wickenden Chapel, 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)