Your Italian Scrapbook!
Hi, it’s Zoom here from Birmingham Airport!
And I’ve been keeping track of all of your adventures!
When I’m not hanging out in the Sky Zone, I’m jetting off around the world – exploring some of the amazing places you can visit flying from Birmingham Airport!
I’ve seen so many countries and cities it’s hard to keep track of them all – so it’s lucky I’ve got my trusty scrapbook!
And it looks like you’ve been creating your very own scrapbook entries on your adventures at home or abroad too.
Here are your scrapbook entries from Italy!
Italy is a long, boot-shaped country in the Mediterranean. The capital city is Rome, which is famous for being the home of the Vatican where the Pope lives, art, ancient Roman ruins, restaurants and cafes. Italy is probably most famous for it’s food and wine, long beaches and mountains.
Daniel from High Wycombe went to Italy!
I saw my uncle Nicky. He always make me laugh because he’s silly. He sends me funny videos where he falls over. I also went swimming and threw stones in the lake and saw my friends Alexandria, Eduardo and Nathalie. We ate lots of pizza. I had a pizza with chips on it and my daddy tried to eat them.
So did Rachel from Dorset!
In Italy we were lucky enough to experience beautiful towns and cities dotted all over Tuscany and Rome, it was like living in a luxury holiday brochure! Our adventures allowed us to tick off many bucket list items, for example we ‘held up’ the Leaning Tower of Pisa (which is absolutely stunning), stood in the Coliseum where gladiators fought almost 2000 years ago and saw beautiful works of art in the Vatican by Michelangelo. But for me, the overall highlight was the food, there is a reason why Italians are so proud of inventing the pizza – they bake it better than the rest of us for sure!
Dan from Cheltenham went too!
We stayed in a posh hotel. it was very fun. there was a cool swimming pool! also we had to learn Italian.We walked around Italy and had some really nice food!!
Pompeii is an ancient Roman ruined city in the south of Italy. It was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, a nearby volcano, which erupted and buried the city in meters of hot ash and rock. it’s now open to visitors, and you can explore the excavations.
Nicole from Salterton went to Pompeii!
My friends and I made a day trip to Pompeii to see the city which was devastated in 79 AD by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. It was amazing to see a city preserved by ash after so many years and interesting to imagine how many people must have suffered and what it would have been like at the time of the eruption. It was a trip I won’t forget!
Venice is built on over 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. There are no roads or cars, the only way to get around is by boat through the canals.
Peter from London went to Venice!
I visited St Marks Square, Dodge Palace and walked over many bridges. My family and I took an Ailaguna to Morano and Burano. My favourite was the Gondola ride in the evening it was amazing.
So did Neve!
It was amazing my first ever abroad holiday it was strange when we went to Venice and saw NO cars! Me and my brothers loved it we ate so much pizza we went on a gondalo we loved the ice cream, best in the world! We went to Aqualandia water park, I went on the biggest slide I’ve ever seen. The best bit has got to be all the laughing me and my brothers did and all the memories we have bought. I hope I would love to go again.
Sicily is the biggets island in the Mediterranean sea, and it sits at the tip of the ‘boot’ of Italy. Lots of different people have lived in Sicily from all over the Mediterranean, so there are lots of different cultres and history. The capital is called Palermo which has markets, museums and Mount Etna, which is Europe’s highest volcano.
Joe from Devon went to Sicily!
I have always loved volcanoes. ! Once at school we mixed bicarbonate of soda and red paint made it erupt. At home I shaped a wire mesh frame and made a volcano with layers of ash, sand and stones. I have read volcano books, studied them at school, watched videos, and even used to make my mashed potato into volcanoes with tomato ketchup squirted into the vents! I have just finished my GCSEâ€™s and my parents said they had a special treat for me as I had worked so hard. We went to the airport and I had no idea where we were going. I was totally gob-smacked when I found out we were going to climb Stromboli, Europe’s most active volcano , constantly erupting lava! Two days later, in strong boots we set off in the evening. Stromboli was constantly puffing, but as darkenss fell, there was red glow too. After 2 hours of very hard, tiring ascent we reached the summit. The sun set , the smoke cleared, and we saw 500m below a bubbling red dragon’s lair. With a whoosh, a red hot fountain of lava shot into the nightâ€™s sky , seemed to hang there for a while before falling back gracefully into the lava lake. For an hour I feasted my eyes on the fiery activity, holding my breath with each new fountain. Finally it was time to retreat back to humanity below. We turned our headtorches on, and ran down the loose ash scree slopes of the volcano. 20 minutes down 2 hours up! It was a magical, inspiring evening. I am now determined to become a volcanologist and study them further. What an amazing world we live in! Imagine how many volcanic regions I can reach from Birmingham airport!
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