Continue on a learning journey of the life of Apostle Paul and the Roman World. Explore the city of Pompeii which was buried by volcanic ash for a glimpse into the Roman world as Paul knew it. Continue to Rome. See the sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Titus, and the Augustan Temple. Also visit the place where Paul was martyred, the Abbey of the Three Fountains.
World of Paul: Italy Extension
Tuesday, June 13 Overnight Ferry
Continue your travels after the main tour by boarding an overnight ferry and travelling to Pompeii.
Wednesday, June 14 Naples of Pozzuoli
Spend the day exploring the remarkably intact remains of Pompeii. Although Paul never travelled to this city buried by volcanic ash in 79 AD, it can help you understand the Roman world as Paul knew it. The Roman houses of Pompeii will give you a glimpse of what early Christian house churches were like.
Thursday, June 15 Rome
Travel onwards to the Eternal City of Rome. Experience some of the wonders of ancient Rome on a tour including the famous Colosseum, the Roman Forum with the Arch of Titus, and the Augustan Temple.
Friday, June 16 Rome
Today, see many magnificent sights in Rome. See the Museum of the Altar of Augustan Peace (Ara Pacis Augustae). Visit the St Prisca church, originally dating to the 4th or 5th century, and perhaps have the opportunity to visit the ancient Mithraeum (a temple to the Roman god Mithras) beneath it. Visit the Insula di San Paolo alla Regola, believed to be the location of Paul’s first visit and house arrest in about 62 AD. After lunch, make your way to Rome’s famous catacombs, where you can view some of the earliest Christian art on the walls of these vast passage ways that served as burial sites for the early Christians. Continue on to the Abbey of the Three Fountains—where Paul was martyred. End your tour at the great apostle Paul’s final resting place, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.
Saturday, June 17
Depending on your departure time, this morning you may be able to participate in an optional half-day guided tour of the Vatican, the centre of the Roman Catholic church which features important religious and cultural sites. Then say farewell to your fellow travellers as you transfer to the airport for your flights home.
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