DAY 3: Roma

• St Peter’s Basilica
o St Peter’s is a late renaissance church located in Vatican City. The Basilica is shaped in the traditional cruciform shape.

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o The decorated bronze doors leading to the narthex is called the “holy doors”.


Keys to St Peter’s

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o The Apse is supported by the four Doctors of the Church, and the Glory, which was designed by Bernini

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• The old ruins speak for themselves I love trying to imagine the way it might have been.

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• Traveling through the Catacombs of Basilica San Clemete was an experience that I was not expecting. The sound of running water was noted as you walked down the steps and throughout the entire walkthrough. Around every turn was something that should not be down there. For instance, the marble pillars were hidden within the stone and dirt were shaped, carved, and smoothed to perfection. You could find alters in different sections and some sections that were cut into a dead end. Unfortunately, we were not allowed pictures…. Sorry…

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