Rome: Day 3 & 4 April 15, 2012
Greetings, dear friends!
I’m sitting in our hotel’s lobby, after another marathon day of touring. While the city’s sites and history are amazing, I’m thrill-tired! We walked at least 10 miles, I’m sure! Good thing, I guess, since the morning pastries here are pretty delicious!
While it rained much of the day, I’m happy to report that I returned to the hotel with relatively dry feet.
We began our day at the Catacombes. We visited one of several sites, where half a million Christians were buried between the 2nd and 4th centuries, until Constantine made it possible to choose one’s own faith. I didn’t take any photos there, but trust me, it was an experience. From there, we visited a church, on the Apian Way. Totally simple on the exterior and breath-taking inside. The ceiling was carved in wood and was beautiful!
From there, we walked the actual Appian Way, past brick structures remaining from 2,000 years ago.
Today, we’re off to be blessed by the pope at the Vatican and then take a train to Florence tonight.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your travels are safe today!