As we look back at the Sorrento 2018 trip, it seems extraordinary to think that over the course of the past 15 years or so, over 500 Year 8 boys from the Prep have joined the trip to the Bay of Naples. It remains a popular trip, not just because of the historical sites, the pizza and gelato and the shopping but because it gives the boys plenty of time to relax, chat, play cards and football in the lovely surroundings of either the lemon grove and pool at the hotel or out and about in the town.
Once again we visited Herculaneum and Pompeii, saw their treasures displayed at the Naples Archaeological Museum, explored the magical tunnels under the city of Naples and had time wandering around the beautiful town and coastline of Sorrento. A minor landslide at Vesuvius meant that we had to change our plans and went instead on a fantastic walking tour through the winding streets that make up the heritage centre of Naples. Once again the boys were excellent, mature and fascinating company. The weather gave us enough sunshine for all the boys to have some time in the chilly pool at the hotel and as ever, even with showers, it remained mild and pleasant to take in the unique sites in and around the Bay of Naples. We are already planning Sorrento 2019.