DAY 1:  MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

On Monday, June 15, a group of fourteen Yeshiva College and Stern College students landed in the beautiful city of Rome, ready for two weeks of exploring and learning all about the history and landmarks of the city!  We spent our first day getting to know the neighborhood we were staying in, including the nearby Jewish Ghetto with all of its delicious kosher restaurants.

After enjoying a group dinner at Yotvata, Prof. Cwilich led the group on an evening stroll to the Tiber River and its bridges.

Day 1: Tiber River

Day 1: Tiber River

DAY 2:  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015

We had a busy itinerary on our first full day in Rome!  Our morning was dedicated to the Capitoline Museums/Musei Capitolini, a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, which was planned out by Michelangelo.  The piazza is located on top of the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven important hills of Rome.  We saw a large collection of ancient Roman statues, artifacts, medieval and Renaissance art, and other things in these museums.

Day 2: Prof. Steven Fine and Prof. Marnin Young with students at the Capitoline Museums

Day 2: Prof. Steven Fine and Prof. Marnin Young with students at the Capitoline Museums

We spent the rest of the day in the Roman Forum and learning about the various structures and monuments that it contains, including the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Caesar, and most famously, the first century Arch of Titus, which commemorates Titus’ victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70.

Day 2: The Arch of Titus

Day 2: The Arch of Titus

 

 

 

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