Orientation Spring 2014
This January, the John Felice Rome Center Class of Spring 2014 traveled to the beautiful and delicious region of Campania. The trip started and ended with a favorite Italian past-time: sharing an enjoyable and lengthy meal together. Students, faculty, and staff were able to take guided tours of the very well-preserved ancient Greek Temples and Museum of Paestum, a former ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Students also explored and engaged in tours of the large Carthusian monastery - Certosa di Padula. Allowing time for reflection, students were invited to attend mass in the community of Padula. The home away from Rome was a beautiful hotel with endless views of the Amalfi Coast. As is customary of every orientation trip, students were educated about the culture of Italian food and wine. Students were able to visit the Vanulo mozzarella di bufala farm where students learned how fresh mozzarella di bufala is prepared. Students also took a tour of a vineyard at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, learning about the special process to produce lacryma christi white wine which is solely produced on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.