Catacombs and Modern Art

Catacombs and Modern Art


Saturday was a busy day for everyone, as we woke up early to travel, first, to the catacombs of Saint Sebastian. The tombs are along the Appian Way, just outside of Rome’s city walls. Our group took the staircase down into the catacombs, were we learned of the history of early Christians. Out of respect for the burial site, we did not take any photos of the tombs, but we did get to explore the gorgeous church after our tour and see Saint Sebastian’s relics.

After the tour, we made our way to Rome to enjoy a beautiful sunny day in the Eternal City.

In the afternoon, most of our students visited the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) which is located in Villa Borghese. The gallery houses modern and contemporary art and is a wonderful space to walk through and explore. On our way to the gallery, we were entertained by an 83 year old inline skater named Franco. It was a highlight!

A smaller group of students was led on a tour of the ancient centre, stopping at the Trevi Fountain before arriving at the Colosseum. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

In a few weeks we will be off to Venice for an another enriching trip. Stay tuned!