Rome – The Vatican, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Colosseum and the Capitoline Museum

 
It was a very early start to our day as we drove in the darkness through snow covered mountains to get to our destination in Rome, the site of our last excursion. 
 
 

The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral are overwhelming to take in during one visit to say the least. Michelangelo’s Pieta, completed by the age of 24, is certainly a highlight as is the cathedral itself which he designed just before his death. 

 
 
 
 
 

Our afternoon was spent in two places. Our returning students and those who had already visited the Colosseum toured the Capitoline Museum while the new students toured the Colosseum. While there, some of students gave tours and talks as an extension of their Classical Civilization course. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There was even time for some fun along the way with a street busker.

Unfortunately, the rain accompanied the free time period. A few hours later, we left for Lanciano tired and ready to nap on the bus.