Shalom, Rome!

Our final day of our Insight for Living Ministries Pre-Israel Tour to Rome included some special moments and some famous sites.

Enjoying gelato at the Trevi Fountain
(IFL pilgrims enjoying gelato at the Trevi Fountain)

Among other places, we saw:

  • The Circus Maximus
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain

The Catacombs

We began the day at the Catacombs—where so many Christians were buried. I enjoyed seeing all the Christian symbols on the tombs from the 1st and 2nd centuries.

Praying at the Catacombs
(IFL Pilgrims praying at the Catacombs)

Most famous for the early Christians who were buried here, the catacombs offer an essential contribution to early Christian art. Early frescoes and sculptures still exist in the catacombs. Most touching for me were the smaller burial spots carved out for children who had died.

Shalom, Rome!

Tomorrow morning, we head to Israel to meet up with the hundreds of other pilgrims on their way to join us in the Holy Land.

Stay tuned on the blog for many more updates!

—Wayne Stiles
Bible Teacher for Gold Bus 3 (on the upcoming Israel Tour)
See my pics and read a devotional about today’s sites