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The Respite

Posted by Ben on June 27, 2009

Post for Thursday 6/25/09:

Today offered us a brief pause in our adventures.  Before our class, which had been scheduled for 10 am, I went out into the garden of the Villa to take some pictures.

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During the morning section, we analyzed a brief passage from Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic Wars.  We then went across the street to the church to see the ancient inscription there

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In the middle of the stele, you can make out a reference to the ancient name of the town: Primo Subinus.  We also saw the baptistry in the town, which is the oldest standing ecclesiastical building in Switzerland.  After a short break for lunch, we headed back to the Temple of Santa Croce in town for another class session

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After class, we had a little bit of free time before dinner, so a friend and I explored Riva a little more and found a cemetery up the street.  It was beautiful and seemed much more well kept than the typical American cemetery.

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I used most of the rest of the day to catch up on some reading and other assignments for class and fell asleep pretty early, knowing that the bus for Rome would be leaving at 6:30 the next morning.

Next will be the trip and first afternoon/evening in Rome!

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