ROMA - The Eternal City
This past weekend our ASC study abroad class traveled to Rome, Italy! We had a fantastic time, and spent nearly three days touring the eternal city. I was even able to meet up with my girlfriend Meg, who is currently studying in London, England with another college.
During our three days of sight-seeing, it is actually quite difficult to remember exactly where we travelled, but I do remember some of the more important buildings and structures! We went to a whole bunch of beautiful churches throughout Rome, and we were also able to see countless statues and fountains - seeing the amount of detail put into these works of art was simply amazing.
Some of the more noteworthy places we visited included a the MAXXI Museum by Zaha Hadid, the Spanish Steps, The Pantheon (not to be confused with the Parthenon in Athens, Greece - and yes, the Pantheon is the one with the big dome that has the hole in the center), the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum, just to name a few. What made the trip really worth while was having Jeff Johnston - our architecture professor - take us around Rome. He knows Rome very well, and even studied abroad there for an entire year when he studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame. If could only bring one person with you to Rome, bring Jeff Johnston!
Honestly there were way too many places that we visited to even remember all of them, but I do know one thing for sure - Rome is one of the most incredible places I have ever visited! It was such an amazing trip, and it was all made possible through Sorrento Lingue and Alfred State College!
Here are a few pictures from our trip, Enjoy! And look for more posts later on this week!
Me and my girlfriend outside of the Colosseum
Zaha Hadid's MAXXI Museum
The Spanish Steps