Author Archives: Magister Exoniensis

Sunny with chance of eruption

Today we awoke with the heavy thought that today would be our last day in Italy. We tried to forget this as we boarded the bus to Pompeii, and some managed to doze off for the hour-long ride. The ones … Continue reading

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Magna Graecia and the Intensive Track to Hades

In the morning, we woke up for our first breakfast at the Villa Virgiliana, and then we headed out for the archeological site of Paestum, a city that was founded by Greeks but eventually allied with the Romans. True to … Continue reading

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Musings from Ho Jung

And finally we leave Rome, leaving behind good memories in the rear view mirror. The bus ride – 3 hrs in total – that will eventually take us to Naples is a mix of sleep and beat boxing with Kwasi. … Continue reading

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Terracina, Tiberius, and Aeneas

After packing up this morning from the convent, our study tour group loaded our bags onto the bus and made our way to Terracina: our first stop on our way to our final destination near Naples. The drive to Terracina … Continue reading

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Gelato and Circuses

Salvete and ciao, everybody! Today was the Rome crew’s final day in the Eternal City and we’re full of nostalgia already (as well as with the awesome cooking of Titziana and various gelato shops)…here’s a quick rundown of our very … Continue reading

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Papal Bulls and Latin technology

Today was my favorite day of the trip so far! We started our day bright and early (leaving at 6:45am!) to take the metro to the Vatican. We had a special appointment with Monsignor Dan Gallagher, a priest who is … Continue reading

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Ostia and More Museums

We started off on the subway at about 8 in the morning to go to what used to be a port harbor town called Ostia. We’d seen ruins before but this city was different. We walked along where a portico … Continue reading

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Vatican Museums and the Theater of Marcellus

After grabbing a quick breakfast we took the metro to just outside Vatican City. Already, we could see lines snaking along the base of the massive Vatican walls, but we were able to go in through a special door and … Continue reading

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Emperors and Gods

We started the day by walking past the Colosseum to the Arch of Constantine, where Ashley gave a fantastic talk on the first Christian emperor and his famous triumphal arch. Doing our best to avoid the pedestrians and bicyclists getting … Continue reading

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Forum, Colosseum, and Michelangelo

After another delicious breakfast of chocolate croissants and yogurt, we walked to the Forum. There we looked at the remains of the Forum, the Curia, and several of the arches around the area. A generous Exeter alumnus, Darius Arya took … Continue reading

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