Today was our final day in Italy (besides leaving day). We started our day out by going to a church with many layers of history underneath it: St. Clemente Church. The complex is of great importance because it is located on top of ancient underground buildings going two levels deep, the oldest of which dates back to the first century AD.
We then went to Museo dell’Ara Pacis, which houses the Ara Pacis of Augustus, an altar dedicated to peace, as well as temporary exhibitions on modern and contemporary art. It was really cool to see the building in which it was housed due to the fact that a girl’s mom in our group had designed that building (Lauren Tulley)!
After looking at the awesome architecture and altar piece of Augustus, we headed to a museum that housed many sculptures and busts. The Capitoline Museums were a set of mirroring museums that focussed a lot on Roman sculpture. It was really awe provoking to see the level of detail in which these artists worked.
We ended our day with of course another traditional, yummy, home style Italian restaurant, followed by walking to the famous Trevi Fountain. Some of us decided to get some final gelato on the way back to the hotel and now we are all just about asleep and excited but sad to come back home.