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  • Day22

    The Flavian Amphitheater

    November 26, 2013 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    In the afternoon we visited the Colosseum (properly called the Flavian Amphitheater). Glenda was troubled by the many tragic deaths that occurred there. The drive back to Civitavecchia took us through the south gate to the city, which is still standing, along with a portion of the old city wall. Just outside the wall, we saw the appropriately named Church of St. Paul Outside the Walls. This church, according to an old tradition, covers the grave of the Apostle Paul. We returned to the ship around 6:00 P. M. in time for a late supper with our messmates.Read more