Definitely not a holiday!

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You forget just how different it is travelling with a school party as opposed to as a family. It seems obvious really but the logistics of moving 54 people around one of the busiest capital cities in the world is a lot tougher than you remember!

With your own family it’s easy to just make a decision and move or go where you want to. Also you can plan a really busy day of things to do and get through them – today we went to the Vatican and Spanish Steps in the morning and then the Colosseum in the afternoon but we’d planned to more but it’s just not possible to move that many people as quickly as you think.

We were the same last year when we did Paris and had great ideas about squeezing in as much as possible to make the most of your time but the practicalities don’t match your plans! Tonight we head to Hard Rock Cafe for a feed – that’ll keep the kids happy – and then we’ll go down to the Trevino Fountain and the Piazza de Navona which has some beautiful sculptures and fountains too.

Tomorrow we move on to Sorrento via a water park in Naples which I’m really looking forward to. Kids have been brilliant so far, not too much moaning yet but there’s still time!

JD

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