Italy and Greece, June 2016
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In June 2016, six of us from the Baldwin County High School (Alabama) feeder pattern traveled to Italy and Greece as a part of a trip managed by Education First (EF Tours). We were a part of a larger tour group made up of groups from Pinson Valley, Alabama, Seymour, Indiana, and Los Angeles, California. We departed the U.S. on June 9, 2016 and arrived in Rome on June 10th; we returned to the United States on June 21, 2016.

During our time in Italy, we visited Rome, Vatican City, the Lake Albano area, Naples, Capri Island, Sorrento, Pompeii, and Bari. During our times in transit, we saw additional venues in passing (e.g. Salerno), particularly when we crossed the Italian peninsula, traveling via tour bus from the Naples area (Italian west coast) to Bari, an east coast city on the Adriatic Sea. In Greece, we visited Patras (arriving overnight by ferry), the Gulf of Corinth region, Delphi, Athens, the port of Piraeus, and via the cruise ship Olympia, Mykonos Island, Samos Island, Patmos Island, Crete (the city of Heraklion), and Santorini Island. After the cruise, our tour culminated in Athens with a visit to the Acropolis and surrounding area.

What follows below are photograph, links, etc. designed to preserve memories from the trip, along with providing information to illuminate the significance of many of the sites we visited.

Enjoy,

Mark Leavins
Baldwin County High School
Bay Minette, Alabama





June 10, 2016
Rome and Lake Albano (Italy)
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Above: Exterior of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy, June 10, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Exterior of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy, June 10, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Exterior of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy, June 10, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Exterior of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy, June 10, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

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Above: Interior of the Pantheon's dome (Photo by Mark Leavins in Rome, Italy on June 10, 2016)

UMass.edu: The Pantheon in Rome







June 11, 2016
Rome, Italy and Vatican City
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Above: The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 11, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City St. Peter's Basilica: Michelangelo's Dome

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Above: St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)










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Above: The Pieta by Michelangelo, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, June 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)




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Above: Interior of dome at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, June 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

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Above: Interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)

St. Peter's Basilica: Papal Altar and Baldacchino


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Above: Statue of the Apostle Peter on the grounds of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 11, 2016 (Photo by Mark Leavins)









June 12, 2016
Rome, Italy (The Colosseum and the Roman Forum)
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June 13, 2016
Naples, Capri Island, and Sorrento (Italy)
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June 14, 2016
Pompeii, Italian Countryside, and Bari (Italy)
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June 15, 2016
Patras, Gulf of Corinth Region, and Delphi (Greece)
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June 16, 2016
Delphi, Greek Countryside, and Athens (Greece)
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June 17, 2016
Athens, Piraeus, and Mykonos Island (Greece)
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June 18, 2016
Samos and Patmos Islands (Greece)
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June 19, 2016
Heraklion, Crete and Santorini Island (Greece)
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June 20, 2016
Piraeus and Athens (Greece)
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June 21, 2016
Athens, Greece and Paris, France
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