GHS Band Trip to Rome

Greetings from Rome,

Today, my wife and I flew direct from Chicago to Rome and had a very uneventful flight. Unfortunately, our flights in December will not be direct, but they should be just as easy. Upon arrival, we were met at the airport by a representative of the tour company and driven to our hotel. Just like what will happen in December.

The hotel is to the south of the centre of Rome approximately 10-15 minutes drive from the Colosseum. In addition, the hotel has a number of shops, cafes, a supermarket and importantly a gelateria nearby. In addition, we toured the hotel facilities, including the banquet room where we will have breakfast, storage rooms for our instruments and a large room for a New Year’s Eve Celebration for all the band students staying at the hotel. We are not the only band staying here.

The address for your hotel is:- Barceló Aran Mantegna Via Andrea Mantegna, 130 00147 Roma Italy +39 06 989521

If you visit the band website ( and go to the faculty page, then select the Bell Notes button, you can see pictures from the hotel and some early sights we will visit in Rome. Continue to check the site this week for more pictures from Rome.


Mr. Bell

Jonathan Bell Germantown High School Band