Earlier in June, a small group of Tabor students and two Tabor chaperones traveled to Italy
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
We've missed you and are excited to invite you to campus for a fun Fall Family Weekend designed to celebrate Tabor families. We are planning tours, activities, academic offerings, athletic contests, and social events. Events begin at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 21 with a reception and dinner on campus for parents and guardians of the Senior Class (2022) and end after your student’s last commitment on Saturday, October 23. For more information, contact the Office of Parent Engagement at email@example.com.
A note regarding COVID-19: Tabor continues to monitor and respond to the evolving COVID-19 landscape with the health and safety of our students and campus community as our highest priority. We intend, at this time, to proceed with in-person events on campus this fall. All event schedules remain subject to change.
Kick-off Fall Family Weekend with a special event especially for the parents and guardians of Seniors!
Head of School Tony Jaccaci and his wife, Lucia, cordially invite parents and guardians of the Class of 2022 to join him for a reception and dinner at the waterfront tent.
R.S.V.P by October 14
Your student will be busy with their Tabor commitments; this event is just for adults.
The health and wellbeing of our entire community remains our top priority, and we continue to follow the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Recommendations and Mask Requirements. We recommend that all individuals have a mask with them for use indoors and ask that unvaccinated individuals wear masks indoors at all times. All individuals may be unmasked outdoors but are asked to still practice proper social distancing. Tabor continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 landscape. We intend to proceed with in-person events on campus this fall, but please note all event schedules remain subject to change.