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... eras; all the structures and buildings were from different time periods; it was if the Romans just kept doing renos without ever getting rid of the old stuff. Got some gorgeous photos of the elaborate stone carvings.
For lunch I was on a pasta lookout, I hadn't had much pasta and it was ITALY for goodness sake. We found this little cafe away from the main touristy area and went in because we saw a sign with pasta out front. We got ...
... so we left at 1 and started walking to the Catacombs of Priscilla. They were the only catacombs I could find that were open on a Sunday and also were supposed to be less tourist-y. It ended up we were on a tour with only 3 other people! There are 40,000 tombs there and frescos dating from 200 AD including one of the very first recorded depictions of Virgin and Child. Abby read there are 7 popes buried there. We saw tombs of people from all walks of life. It gave ...
... This year Mike is
teaching a new course, actually having nothing to do with Francescana.
He's teaching Comparative Medical and Legal Ethics. Ethics, Medical
Ethics, and Philosophy of Law are really Mike's field. He educated
himself on Franciscan/Medieval history in order to enhance our program
here. This year, he is educating himself on the comparison of issues
here in Italy and ...
... to the hostel. I hung out with the Canadians while I
packed and Julia caught up on sleep. It was a nice relaxing night and
I'm glad we could end it just spending some time with each other before
parting ways! I was packed and in bed by 2am, ready to be up in a few
hours to get on a plane to Hamburg for Hurricane Festival!
trip to Hurricane on Friday was a nightmare. We were up arund 5am for
the flight to Hamburg. Lauren and Kaidi came to the airport ...
... Juno” this word has created the various form of word for money in the world- all deriving from Juno’s temple.
From here we went on to the Trevi Fountain where I threw a coin in (backwards) which means I will return one day (nan did!), a second would mean marriage and a third the wedding would be in Rome – I stuck with the one!
After a further drive around the city we arrived at the Vatican which had many ...