Rome: Scala Santa – the Holy Stairs

Joanna

Today our group went to the airport very early in the morning leaving six of us behind. Together with Mary […]

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Rome: Le Terme del Colosseo

Joanna

Our group trip to Cyprus, Malta and Rome has come to an end. Pat always makes sure that we have […]

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Our Roman Holiday

Joanna

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Santa Maria was built on the summit of the Esquiline Hill in the 5th century. […]

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Tivoli: Villa d’Este

Joanna

Villa d’Este. In Tivoli’s hilltop centre, the steeply terraced gardens of Villa d’Este are a superlative example of the High […]

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Tivoli: Villa Adriana

Joanna

Tivoli. For millennia, the hilltop town of Tivoli has been a summer escape for rich Romans, as amply demonstrated by […]

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Our day in Rome

Joanna

Dear friends, today we spent the entire day touring Rome. I am posting some highlights from our first visit to […]

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We are in Rome!!!

Joanna

Hello everyone, we are in Rome, in Italy! Our flight was delayed but we got here safely. We were also […]

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Malta: My dreams come alive

Joanna

The best way to say goodbye to Malta is to read this poem, written by one of our group members, […]

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Malta: Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Joanna

This weekend, Valletta celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Here is the church: This statue of Our […]

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Ancient Malta: The Tarxien Temples and the Cave of Darkness

Joanna

Today we had a chance to visit prehistoric temples, dating from 3300BC: The Tarxien Temples were discovered in 1914. The […]

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