Petra Hotel & Residence
Travel Blogs from Rome
... two of my fellow study abroad peers and those two days were some of the most marvelous I have ever had.
Much of my appreciation for this city comes from my background in Latin. Once you understand a land's history, going there and appreciating it becomes ten times more valuable and intimate. The people there were incredibly friendly and curious. I say curious because each time I spoke with someone, he or should would ask me where I was from. This is something that I've ...
... a left was needed. We went to the Trevi fountain to make our wishes, and
then ended our sightseeing at the Spanish steps.
As if this wasn’t enough, on Sunday we went back to St.
Peter’s square and watched mass from the jumbo screens outside the church.
Around noon Pope Francis opened his bedroom window and blessed us all in the
square. There could be no better way to start a Sunday morning, or end a trip
... to join the old Appian Way eventually heading back to Rome. This ancient road is a preserved stretch of the main road from the coast and all points south into Rome.it was the road St Peter would have walked when he arrived along with many others. Much of it's existing length is in original condition and still used for light local traffic. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day and for much of the stretch - the most southern section - I walked I had it to myself. It is lined ...
... thinking about the time in which these people lived and how strong their faith was in Christ. We were able to see a bunch more frescoes with typical Christian imagery, like the Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Moses drawing water from the rock, Jonah and the whale, Isaac carrying his wood to be sacrificed, etc. One thing we hadn't seen was the peacock as a symbol of heaven which was shown all over. We also saw a spot where a bunch of soldiers signed a wall when ...
... glass, archways and painting. The entire roof of one section looks like an ornate plastered ceiling however it is all hand painted in 3D by apprentice artists of the time. This was really a sight to be seen and like most of these things showing a picture really does not do them justice at all. Interesting fact about the Vatican is that it is shaped like a key hole and that the Basilica is the largest in the world, Each time a church was built larger than ...
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