Travel Journal – Ostia Antica

Last Sunday we took a crowded train to Ostia Antica, a nearly perfectly preserved Roman town. Ostia Antica was very interesting, firstly because of its history, and secondly because it is nearly intact as it was during the Roman Golden Ages. Ostia Antica was taken over by the Romans.  It was an extremely useful port …

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Travel Journal – The Baths of Caracalla

Last Friday, sorry for the delay, we saw the Baths of Caracalla! Caracalla was one of the worst, if not the worst, emperor of Rome.  He did extremely horrible things, which I will not be mentioning here.  Anyway, Caracalla does not have a good name in history. However, one good thing he did was build …

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Travel Journal – Days #11, #12, & #13

Hi! Sorry I haven't been posting.  Today's post will be a catch up of the past three days.  Just prepare for a pretty long post! Three days ago, in Rome, I saw the Colosseum and the Forum!  Even though most of ancient Rome's buildings are ruins, they are still massive! First we went to the …

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Travel Journal – Day #8

Hi! Today I went across the Arno river to the Pitti Palace, where the Medici family lived after Cosimo.  (If you want a history on the Medici, click here!) There were many Raphael paintings in the palace!  Raphael was a great admirer of Leonardo da Vinci, so his style of painting is very similar.  However, Raphael …

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