Rome Day 11: Galleria Borghese

Welcome back to Day 11 here in Rome!

Today our class was walking around the city, where we stopped at a few different churches first. Of course, those were stunning and I was really amazed at all of the work and detail that goes into each. It truly is incredible!

After, we headed to the Capuchin Crypt. Here, there is a museum that contains a lot of different information and pieces from the Capuchin order. But, the most central part, is the crypt beneath, where the Capuchin’s buried the friars from their order. Walking into the crypt, I expected to see tombs, etc. Boy was I wrong… It was a long hallway with six separated ‘rooms,’ and each was filled with the skeletons of friars. Not only that, the walls, ceilings, everywhere was decorated in bones. There was a room filled with skulls, one with hip bones, and the others. It was insane…

I wish I could show you pictures or really explain to you what it was like because it was really something!

Then, we went to the Galleria Borghese. It was beautiful, and held many amazing works from a variety of artists. Sculptures, paintings, and many other things to look at. I am amazed at how much art in general is in Rome and throughout the world. I never quite realized the magnitude of the art field, but being in Rome, I have become more aware and have deepened my appreciation for the arts.

Overall, today was a good day. Unfortunately, almost all of the places that we went to visit did not allow for photos, so I only have a few to share.

I hope you all are enjoying coming with me on my adventure abroad!

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