Ciao, It’s a sad day today in Rome. After 6 weeks of studying abroad in Rome the program has finally come to a close. While most of us were very sad and homesick at first, we easily found our niche here in the Ancient City and created a sort of home-away-from-home. We all made great … More Arrivederci, Roma!
Caio, As we all know Rome is a very old city and has many ruins and ancient buildings, but did you know that Rome is also home to new buildings as well? One of the greatest of these 21st century buildings is the The Museo Nazionale della Arti del XXI secolo, or rather the National Museum of Art of … More Not so ancient
Ciao, About a week is left before we depart from Rome and our very short chapter of our lives comes to a close. We have all made great friends, experienced epic adventures, tasted glorious food, and above all made many memories to share with our loved ones back home. But before we can begin to … More Finals are coming!
Buon Compleanno, Roma! – Happy Birthday, Rome! Today, April 21, Rome turns 2,769! Though today is Rome’s birthday, the celebrations won’t fully begin until tomorrow. The good news is that they last will all weekend long until Monday! Nevertheless, there is excitement in the air. Some of the locals say, “America does not have anything like … More This is Roma!
In the land of art, I knew I would see many paintings and sculptures, and I knew they would all be great in their own way even if I did not like them personally. This was not the case with the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Though he was born a sculptor, he was also … More Art comes to life
When it comes to churches, Rome is most definitely the place to be. No matter whether you are Catholic, Christian, Muslim or even atheist, it makes little difference once you step inside one of the many basilicas in Rome, for they are all majestic in their own ways. Though a basilica is still a basilica no matter … More Not today, Satan; not today
So far, I’ve seen many different styles of Roman architecture from various eras, but what I did not expect to find were Egyptian obelisks in Rome. Obelisks are spread throughout the city of Rome, and have been there since B.C. years. They were brought back either as war trophies or gifts from Egyptian pharaohs, or were … More Fountains and obelisks