In June 2011, 14 students and 3 chaperones from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis Minnesota will embark on a 16 day tour of Italy to study the culture, history, architecture and art of this amazing country. Their goals are to learn as much as possible, eat like royalty, gaze upon scenic vistas, make art and take photographs, and resist the urge to become ugly American tourists.

This blog is an attempt on the part of the group leader, a mysterious individual only identified as “N. Stromberg”, to document all of the cool things they will see in preparation for the journey.