>The first of a series of Umbra Optional Trips took place last weekend. Forty-five students experienced southern Italy for three days as they toured the ancient city of Pompeii, walked the winding streets of Sorrento, gazed at aqua-blue and green waters surrounding Capri and sampled pizza in it’s birthplace in the center of Naples.
The weather was perfect from the second they stepped off the bus in Pompeii. On Capri many students rented boats for private tours of the island including a dip in one of the many hidden grottoes. The weekend was topped of by a tour of the Sorrentia Penninsula and guided tour of the historical center of Naples. For lunch, many dined at Pizzeria Brandi, where the Margherita pizza was born.
In photo: Colleen O’Brien, Lauren Walker, Jana Heffernan, Dane Marini and Liz Palka enjoy a breathtaking view from the very top of Anacapri.