All three of my children studied Italian at High School. The eldest one even went onto do a major in Italian at University. Every two years their school runs a three week immersion experience in Italy. The two girls went in their year 10 year and the boy this year when he was in year 11. I've had to enjoy Italy vicariously through the thousands of photos they bought home with them.
Italy as seen by the eldest daughter in a surprisingly sunny November / December 2006. Ten days of touring: Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Rome, Pisa, Florence and a 10 day home stay in Venice living in Dosoduro and attending school. Playing local not tourist in one of the great tourist hotspots of the world.
|Christmas Lights in Sorrento|
|Eldest daughter somewhere on the Amalfi coast|
|Leaning tower of Pisa|
|Venice at night|
|Christmas tree on Murano. Made from Murano glass|
|Aqua Alta (High water) in Venice|
|Rome from the top of St Peter's Basilica|
|Mel at the Trevi Fountain|
|Ice skating on her home stay|