Paestum, the ancient Greek city (the temples); Paestum’s archaeological museum; Vannulo breakfast; Paestum Festival (ballet or concert)
9:00: Breakfast out at Vannulo’s, famous for its mozzarelle di buffala (made from buffalo milk.) and its buffalo-milk cappuccini, yoghurt, butter, whipped-cream, ice cream and more!
10:00: – 12:00 Spotlight: Paestum the Doric Order: columns, temples, statues … lecture, discussion, and sketching/collage session
12.00 – 12:30: Survival Italian: ordering ice cream and the conditional ...I would like a chocolate ice-cream cone, please. I would like to go to Paris. We would like to visit Pompeii tomorrow .. etc.
12:30 – 1:00 lunch prep (in Italian), for example, setting the table: Here are the forks; where are the glasses? Who can fold the napkins? etc!
1:15: lunch in the Villa Lucia garden: prosciutto, melone, pasta, salad
3:00: Departure for Paestum’s archaeological area (5 min drive); ice cream and coffee at the Paestum Café
3:30 – 4:30 Sleuths of the Past (students are given an exercise to do at the archaeological area of Paestum)
4:30 – 6:00: Paestum’s archaeological museum, Your Paestum: each student sketches or writes about an artifact connected to the Paestum temple he or she is working on; group tour; student presentations
6:00- 7:30: Group visit to the archaeological area, in particular, the three great Doric temples.
8:00: Dinner, a two-course Italian meal
9:30: Paestum Festival – a concert or ballet at the temple of Athena