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Buongiorno from ITALY

A new school joined the project in November. The Istituto Comprensivo Visconti is situated in the heart of Rome next to the Fori Romani.

The first emails arrived in the middle of November.

Colosseum, Rome We live in Rome. Rome is a beautiful city: there are many interesting monuments and many parks in the center of the city. The COLOSSEO is our most important monument, the symbol of Rome. Many people visit our country because it is very famous. In Rome there are a lot of people, and so there is much traffic.

We go to the school every day but on Saturday and on Sunday we have holidays. We learn English, Maths, Literature, Science, Story, Geography, Art, P.E, Music and many others subjects.

Our favourite sport is football and the teams are A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio. We also play rugby.

Email from Rome

We are Eva and Anna. We live in Rome the capital of Italy; this is a magic and very old city. There are many monuments Es. the Colosseo.

In Italy there is a power democratic: there is a prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and a president of the republic Carlo Azelio Ciampi. Then there are many ministry of varied parties.

Anna likes very much playing volley and tennis and Eva like very much volley too. We like music: Eva likes Sean Paul and Anna likes Eminem. What's your favourite singer?

Extracts from emails in December

Triumphal ArchI live in Rome and I love this city. I live with my sister Flavia and my parents. My grandparents live in Rome, too. ... I attend Visconti's school. My favourite subjects are Music and Science. I go swimming in the afternoon. ... How do you celebrate the New Year? I go to the mountains and I have some fireworks. For the 1st of January I go skiing.

At Christmas we stay with our parents, we eat some special food (like "Panettone" and "Pandoro") and we receive many presents.

How do you you celebrate the New Year? I celebrate the New Year with my family at a restaurant.

I celebrate the New Year in January with my parents and my friends! How do you celebrate New Year? In Italy it is very cold now. What's the weather like with you?

A posting from the Dream Forum

Hello, we are Eva and Maria. We wish you a peaceful year!! We are the students of Pino Parlato. We are at the computer lab and every Wednesday we can send an e-mail.

Email from a teacher in Rome

We're having exams in these last weeks of June. On 11 July I'll fly to England with 16 children who are going to spend 2 weeks in a college at Oxford attending an English language course. ... I hope to see you in Rome in November, visiting my school and meeting my children. In the feedback questionnaire they wrote to have been very happy to write to you.

Email from a pupil in Rome

Iím very happy , because the school is finishing. In Rome the school is closing on 11/06/04. Thanks for your letters because they were very good and funny.

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