Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Italy 2016 - Day 5

Another amazing day!!!

Today we travelled to Paestum for a guided tour of this former Greek colony, whose treasures are world renowned.  The Temple of Poseidon was certainly a highlight!  It is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world and was constructed between 470-460 BC.
 

On the bus, Fr. Gribble spoke to us about 'little-known facts' about the Bible.  It was very informative and sparked conversation among those of us who were on the previous trip to Greece and visited Ephesus and Patmos.

 After lunch we visited Salerno, which was originally Etruscan before becoming a Roman principality under the Lombards. It is famous for its university, the oldest public university in world, which was founded in 1224.  Many of us saw the cathedral and others ventured to the seashore for amazing views.

 
We ended the day being stuck in traffic due to an accident - but many laughs were had.  Upon return to the hotel a few travelers organized a cocktail hour (brig your own snacks) party which was terrific.  Some of us went to a musical performance back in the museum from Day 1 and report that it was outstanding!!!
 

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