Monthly Archives: March 2016

Day 8: Orvieto, Italy

Today (Sunday) we visited Orvieto, an ancient city about 90 minutes away from Rome. In Orvieto, we saw both the necropolis and acropolis. The necropolis, situated outside the city and separated by a cliff from the acropolis, had unique features. … Continue reading

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Day Seven

We started the day with a scenic trek to the Campus Martius, which included an opportunity to check out the architecture of the Jewish Ghettos. Mr. Unger explained to us how back in the republic, the Campus Martius was a … Continue reading

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Day 6

Buongiorno! We started the morning with a walk past the Ludus Magnus (gladiatorial training grounds) down the hill to the Arch of Constantine, which Scott presented to us. Then we continued on to the Capitoline Museum where we were treated … Continue reading

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Day Five!!!

After a late start (thank you Magna Mater) the group went down to the Campus Martius. The “tawny” Tiber flowed past as we examined the pseudopteripteral, Ionic columns of the Temple of Portunus, the earliest standing temple in Rome, and … Continue reading

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Day Four: Ostia Antica

Hello readers, “Jacobus Magnus” aka Jacob Pressman here. This Wednesday our travels took us on the metro and away from Rome to visit the old port town, Ostia Antica (“ancient Ostia”). Starting as a salt mining colony of Rome around … Continue reading

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Tombs. Tons of Tombs.

We started off our morning with a nice drive down to the ancient Etruscan town of Tarquinia. We set off to see ancient Etruscan tombs. The tombs of the Etruscans are very important to the study of Etruria because the … Continue reading

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Days one and two

  Day 1: 3/6/2016 Today was a day of orientation, walking around and passing by places including the colosseum, temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, basilica s coma e damianio church, and capitolini museum where Mr. Unger observed auguries by spotting … Continue reading

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Benvenuti to the 2016 Rome Study Tour!

Welcome to the Rome Study Tour Blog, 2016 Edition!  Magistra Campbell here.  We arrived in Rome yesterday after a long journey from Boston, via Zurich.  After checking into our lodgings, we walked off our jet-lag with a quick walk past … Continue reading

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