Travel Log

Day 8 – Saturday, March 2

Day Summary

  • Saw remains of the Baths of Diocletian
  • Walked the Spanish Steps and shopped
  • Explored the preserved remains of the Thermae Antoninianae (Roman bath house)
  • Had our final lunch at an upscale restaurant near the Piazza Navona
  • Completed shopping and enjoying the day
  • Everyone packed and ate dinner
  • All are ready to return home!

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Day 7 – Friday, March 1

Day Summary

  • Headed out early to see the Catacombs of Priscilla
  • Did some various shopping on the way back to the condo
  • Visited various temples and popular destinations nearby
  • Purchased food to eat in at the condo
  • Enjoyed a great “family” dinner

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Day 6 – Thursday, February 28

Day Summary

  • Some enjoyed breakfast at a local cafe
  • Headed to the Vatican Museum
  • After lunch, a needed break was enjoyed
  • Purchased food for a picnic lunch at the Trevi Fountain
  • Enjoyed dinner and chatting at the Trevi Fountain

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Day 5 – Wednesday, February 27

Day Summary

  • Rode subway to Vatican and stood in Saint Peter’s Square for about an hour and a half to have spots for the address
  • Witnessed Pope Benedict XVI’s final public address
  • Marvelled at the Pantheon
  • Ate pizza lunch near Pantheon
  • Viewed Roman Forum from high point
  • Browsed the Capitoline Museum
  • Discovered the Piazza del Campidoglio
  • Enjoyed supper outside

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Day 4 – Tuesday, February 26

Day Summary

  • Took the Metro to Vatican City
  • Participated in the Scavi (archaeological) tour
  • Had lunch at “American Bar” nearby the Vatican
  • Viewed the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Climbed 500+ stairs to the top of the dome to view Rome
  • Toured Castel del San Angelo
  • Enjoyed “the best” Gelato after dinner

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Day 3 –  Monday, February 25

Day Summary

  • Visited Colosseum (in the rain)
  • Saw the Arches of Constantine and Titus
  • Went to the Roman Forum:
    • Temple of Romulus
    • Senate House
    • Temple of Titus and Vespasian
    • Temple of Saturn
    • Several large basilicas
    • Temple of Vesta
  • Went up the Palatine Hill
    • Farnese Gardens
    • House of Domitian
    • House of Augustus
    • Palatine Museum
  • Took in the Church of Maria Maggiore with obelisk
  • Took the Metro [subway] to San Giovanni and saw the baptistery
  • Saw the Sacred Stairs
  • Went down the street to Santa Croce for the relics of the crucifixion
  • Walked to San Clemente

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Day 2 – Sunday, February 24

Day Summary

  • Arrived at the Rome airport
  • Rode a taxi to condominium and moved in
  • Explored surrounding area by foot
  • Lunch at a pizzeria
  • Grocery shopping
  • Supper outside at restaurant

Blog Posts (click the name to read the blog post)

  • Daniel (the second part of this post is about Day 2)
  • Jackie
  • Anna
  • Carrie (the second part of this post is about Day 2)
  • Jay
  • David (the second part of this post is about Day 2)
  • Kyle

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Day 1 – Saturday, February 23

Day Summary

  • Jackie flew from Escanaba, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan
  • Carrie and Jackie flew from Detroit to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Anna, Daniel, David, Kyle, and Dr. Schuler flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, ate lunch, and united with Jackie and Carrie

  • Hydraulic issue caused delay and airplane change
  • Began flight to Rome, Italy

Blog Posts (click the name to read the blog post)

  • Daniel (the first part of this post is about Day 1)
  • Carrie (the first part of this post is about Day 1)
  • Jay
  • Kyle
  • David (the first part of this post is about Day 1)

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  • No photos were taken on Day 1.

  • The Deltas are the fourth class of the Honors Program at Concordia University, St. Paul.

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