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2009-2010 – Our Trip to Rome

Un grand merci aux deux Fanny  de la classe de 5e 4 qui ont ensemble transcrit le

compte-rendu du voyage à Rome effectué par les classes de 5e 1 et 5e 4. Bravo à

tous et à toutes !

When did you go to Rome ?

We went to Rome on Friday, April 23rd at 5:00 pm.

How many pupils went to Rome ?

Fifty seven of us took the coach + four teachers.

How long did you stay there ?

We stayed in Rome until Wednesday April 28 th.

What was your itinerary ?

We headed south to Luzerne, then we drove through to Milano

and continued on to Bologna ;  we arrived at Rome at 8:00 am.

How long did it take you to arrive there ?

The journey lasted fifteen hours.

Did you sleep well on the bus and was the journey tiring ?

No, we didn’t sleep on the coach. The journey was tiring.

Did you sleep in Rome or close to  Rome ?

We  slept close to Rome.

How many pupils were there per family ?

There were one to four pupils per family.

Was is hot there ?

Yes, it was.

What did you eat ?

We ate pasta, breaded meat, biscuits, pizza, cheese-topped  vegetables…

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How big is the city ?

Rome is 12853 km².

How many inhabitants are there in Rome ?

There are 2,7 million inhabitants in Rome.

Are there lots of monuments ?

Yes, there are.

Did you visit the Vatican?

Yes, we did.

What did you visit in Rome?

We visited St Peter’s Basilica,

 

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the Colosseum,

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Gladiatorial  games  7500 spectators took place in this very big amphiteatre 5000 wild animals died during its inauguration wich lasted 100 days in 80.

a  Catacomb,

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The christians burried their dead in the Catacombs during the early centuries after the brith of Christ.

Hadrian’s villa (in Tivioli),

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Hadrian’s wall was the limit of the colony of Britannia.

the Villa d’Este,

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With its palace and its garden, it’s a remarkable illustration of the Renaissance architecture.

Hippolyte d’Este created it between 1550 and 1572.

Trevi Fountain,

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It’s the most beautiful fountain in Rome, it’s  a huge Baroque fountain.  It is 248 years old.

the Roman forum,

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It was the pulsing centre of Rome for a long time.  It had a political, religious and historical importance.

the Holy Trinity of the Hill ,

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It is a Baroque church,

the Baths of Caracalla,

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They were public baths which could fit about 1500 people. There were gardens, libraries,  concert halls, offices….

and Palatine Hill.

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According to Roman mythology, this is where the she-wolf found Remus and Romulus.

Later, Romulus founded Rome.

What about Italian traditions ?

What difference did you notice between the French way of life and Italian way of life?

They always eat pasta for a starter.

Is Rome a beautiful city ? What did you think of this city ?

Carla thought that the city was bleak because it was grey. Marie liked the monuments .

Did you learn a lot of Italian words ?

Yes we learned some words : buon giorno,  buona notte, grazie, ciao















One Response de “2009-2010 – Our Trip to Rome”

  1. .. Says:

    Rome c’est genial

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