The team is packing up as I write and preparing for the scenic drive to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Students have had two intense days of experiencing the Roman and Papal treasures available here in the Eternal city. On the first day students were taken to see the forum, the Collusseum, Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps, then left to explore some on their own or just sit poolside back at camp and enjoy some of our first truly hot sunshine. The next day was mostly spent in Vatican city seeing the museum of ancient Roman, Greek, and Etruscan works and Renaissance paintings such as “the School of Athens” by Raphael and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Following the Museum students explore St. Peter’s Basilica and some climbed up to the top of the dome for an impressive view of the city.
The past couple days have also added to our numbers. Robyn English and Dave Levangie arrived from Canada to meet us in Florence and Dave Warne (fiancee to student Zoe Fitch) joined us on our first day in Rome. Packing with this additional gear will be a challenge because we are already packed to the gunnels and there is not a seat to be had on the bus now. Please pray for a miraculous bending of the laws of physics!
Student’s Staff and Faculty are still pretty weary and our looking for a relaxing time in Sorrento – our official R and R spot. I’ll write another post from there.