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Italian Treasures 2019

Thank you for your support of our ‘Italian Treasures’ tour.  It promises to be an extraordinary travel programme to some of the world’s most wonderful destinations. It will be a chance to enjoy both the cosmopolitan and simple pleasures of Italy. Places are still available for this enriching opportunity in the September and October school holidays.

Some destination highlights:

  • The Eternal City, Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps)
  • The Vatican City (Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square)
  • Tivoli – Villa Adrianna (Emperor Hadrian’s villa)and Villa  d’Este (Water feature garden)
  • Montecassino Abbey (Destroyed during World War II and rebuilt)
  • Herculaneum and Villa Oplontis (Destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius)
  • Naples, the thriving heart of Southern Italy
  • Sublime Sorrento
  • The extraordinary Amalfi Coast
  • The magnificent island of Capri
  • Assisi – Saints Francis and Clare along with the magical Umbrian countryside
  • Tuscan splendours in Siena and San Gimignano
  • The majesty of Florence (Uffizi Gallery and Accademia)
  • Ravenna (Stunningly beautiful Ancient Byzantine mosaics)
  • La Serenissima, serene Venice, a city like no other
  • Padua (One of the oldest and most remarkable cities in Northern Italy)
  • Verona (Made famous in Romeo and Juliet and by the well preserved Roman amphitheatre)
  • The Italian Lakes
  • Magical Milan (Shop in the Galleria, visit La Scala, arguably the world’s premier opera house)

To secure arrangements with our airline and suppliers we ask that a deposit of $700 per participant be paid by Friday, 8 February. To make this payment contact Main Reception Staff at Glennie indicating that you are paying the deposit for the Italian Treasures tour. This payment can be made utilising cash, eftpos, credit card or cheque.

Our travel plans have been developed in conjunction with Mrs Dierdre Robinson from Canterbury Tours. When arranging the payment of your deposit it is necessary for you to complete the Canterbury Tours Booking Form.  Forward this form to Mr Leigh Duffin at The Glennie School by Friday, 8 February.

Further information regarding various aspects of our tour arrangements will become available over the coming months.  We will arrange an information afternoon tea for participants and families later in Term 1.

Should you need to contact me for further information please feel free to email duffinl@glennie.qld.edu.au or call the Humanities Staffroom directly on 4688 8821.

I do expect this tour to be an invaluable opportunity to explore a panoply of Italian Treasures and am truly excited to be able to offer this travel opportunity to our students of Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, interested parents and family members.  

Mr Leigh Duffin
Tour Co-ordinator

Click here to download the Canterbury Tours Booking Form and Deposit Letter.