1ST DAY!(16TH FEBRUARY)
·This night I couldn´t sleep very much because
I was really nervous. I was thinking about
the tiring and exciting day that we would
·At 7.00 h all of us were waiting for the bus at
the high school door.
·At 11.30 we were ready in our first plane; and
at 14.00 h we arrived in Rome. In Rome
airport we ate something, I ate a tomato and
mozzarella sandwich that won´t be the last
one in this trip…
·Finally we had the second flight from 17.15 h
• We arrived in Matera at about 19.30
h, my partner was waiting for me
with her parents in the Palace Hotel.
My new friend was called Paola.
• My trip didn´t finish yet, because I
had to go to Montescaglioso, the
village where I lived during this
• In Montescaglioso a fantastic Italian
dinner was waiting for me…
2ND DAY!(17TH FEBRUARY)
• I got up very early and
after breakfast we went to
the school at 9.00 h, we
went running because we
• During the morning we
had the presentation
activities and the logo
contest. I had to
recommend the Spanish
logo, because of course it
was the best. Italy was the
• The first lunch in Matera was very
early, because we usually eat at 15.00
h, but in Italy we ate at 12.30h. We
went to have lunch in a nice
• After having lunch we spent the
evening in Sassi doing a treasure
• During the Maths
treasure hunt we visited
amazing places in
Sassi, the old streets,
the cave churches, casa
Grotta,etc. I won´t
forget them in all my
• When we finished I
went with my friend
Paola to have a walk.
• When we arrived home
Italian dinner was
waiting for us, mmm.
3RD DAY!(18TH FEBRUARY)
In the morning we went to the lonian
coast , place where people thought that
Pythagoras could be buried, but the
guide told us that this couldn´t be
We visited the Archeological National
Museum of Metaponto. It had a lot of
interesting objects and ceramics from
• After having lunch in the restaurant
we came back to the Liceo Classico.
• We had a busy evening rehearsing
our sketches with our Romanians,
some Italian and French partners. We
had to rehearse several times because
it wasn´t very good… but at the end
it was ok!
• I went with Paola
to have another
walk in Matera
and we ate a
gelato after so
4TH DAY!(19TH FEBRUARY)
• We got up at 3.00 h ! I was sure that
this day would be an exhausting day
• We left Matera at 5.00 h and after 4
hours in the bus we arrived to the
Science city. We had an interesitng
morning learning about our brain
system and we watched an
entertaining theatre play about
• At about 14.00 h it was time
for eating the famous and I
must say enormous Italian
• After the cuatro estacione
pizza we had a tour in
Naples, we went to the main
square, we walked by the sea
and we arrived to the castle,
thanks to the French teacher
that guided us. It was a pity,
we couldn´t watch the Vesubio
volcano because of the fog
which every afternoon
accompanied us during our
visit in Italy.
5TH DAY(20TH FEBRUARY)
• This morning all of us went to the
Space Geodesy Center. We were very
tired because of the trip to Naples. I
enjoyed this interesting visit because
it was an opportunity to see the
telescope, the control rooms, etc.
• Then we went by the last time to the
restaurant, we were very sad because
it would be our last lunch in Matera…
• In the evening at Liceo Classico the
expected moment of the sketches arrived.
We were a bit nervous. But fortunately our
Archimedes sketch was perfect! I liked very
much this activity because it was funny
and a pleasant way for learning Maths
• Next the teacher announced the winner of
the treasure hunt, Spanish team was in
second position! That means that we are
great mathematicians !
• After that we enjoyed a fantastic buffet
that the parents of our Italian partners
prepared with typical Italian food. I loved it,
everything was really good, especially I
loved a chocolate cake, I took a lot of pieces
of it. For me it was a homely buffet, and I
was very comfortable because Italian people
are very warm and friendly.
• After that I went with Paola to visit a
famous abbey located in Montescaglioso.
·For finishing the last night we had a party!
We danced and we took a lot of photos with
all our new friends.
6TH DAY!(21ST FEBRUARY)
• I couldn´t believe it, this
experience was ending. I was
very sad. I prepared the bag
to go to school by the last
• We went to lessons with our
partners, Alice and I had
Latin, Greek and English .
This morning was very
funny for me because we
spoke with a lot of people
and they explained us a lot
of interesting things about
the Greek culture. We did a
work about the differences
and similarities between
Spanish and Italian
• At 12:00 h the inevitable moment
arrived, we had to say good bye to our
partners and our new friends. After a
lot of tears we said ¨ see you later¨ to
Liceo Classico because I´m sure I will
come back again.
• We arrived to Bari airport and after
eating an other tomato and
mozzarella sandwich we went into the
• We went shopping in Rome airport because
we were 5 hours waiting for the next flight,
of course we bought Italian pasta and
• We had lunch for taking energy for the last
flight to Madrid, guess… yeah! Another
tomato and mozzarella sandwich!
Fortunately it was the last one.
• Finally we arrived in Madrid at 12.00 h and
in Avila around 2.00 h. In this moment we
realized that this experience was definitely
• I will never forget these five days in my
life. I loved the experience, meeting new
friends from all around Europe I knew
amazing places:Naples, Matera and Sassi,
Metaponto,etc. And of course I thank the
hospitality of all Italian people, they are
• I think that people that participate in this
kind of activities are enriched like persons
and also we get a lot of new knowledge.
I am sure about one thing:
I´LL COME TO THIS
CALLED MATERA AT
LEAST ONE MORE
By: Clara García Herráez
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