The Women’s Basketball team from Lakeland University traveled to Italy May 8-17 in what can only be described as an epic trip! The team spent time in 3 different cities in Italy – Rome, Florence/Montecatini and Venice and played 3 games on the trip against select teams from Rome and Tuscany.
The Lakeland University team ended up finishing undefeated on the trip going 3-0 with two close games and one game where they comfortably led throughout. The team also saw the all the sites and history that Italy has to offer. In Rome the group visited the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Vatican. In the Florence area the team took in the beautiful scenery and sights like Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, and Piazza Michelangelo. And they also spent a day visiting the leaning Tower of Pisa followed by a visit to the popular beach resort town of Viareggio. The team finished up the trip with a visit to Venice with sightseeing in Venice including boat rides on its famous canals and a visit to San Marco Church/Square and the Rialto Bridge.
Coach Aaron Nester said about the trip, “I enjoyed working with Premier International Tours and our team had a great time in Italy. We saw many sights, had competitive basketball games, and Loek and his staff helped us all along the way.”