McMahons On The Move

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Category: History

Rome in the Rain

In our first two months in Italy we’ve had almost no rain, so the intermittent showers and even thunderstorms I experienced in Rome were a welcome change, despite the fact that we dashed from sight to sight between downpours.  The cloudy sky created terrific light effects as we took a panoramic guided bus tour of the hills and ancient sights of Rome.

St. Peter’s Basilica under Clouds

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The ancient seaport town of Ostia Antica

The greatest part of living in Italy for 2 years is that we can take the road less traveled, such as a visit to Ostia Antica, a large archaeological site that was once ancient Rome’s seaport and one of the most thriving cities in the region.

Archaeologist hard at work!

 

Ostia Antica

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Under the Tuscan Sun, with 68 Middle School Students

Ciao a tutti.  This is Kevin with an update on my first Italian field trip to Tuscany.

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The Magic of Venice!

I believe the last time I was in Venice was the summer of 1976 and unfortunately my memory includes the stank smell of stagnant canal water and not much else.  I have not returned and I didn’t think I was missing much.  How wrong I was!

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