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Friday, September 8th, 2017
Join Composers Paul Cardall and Shane Mickelsen in Italy Including Special Concert Event in Milan on a special tour of Italy this fall (2017). Discover the life of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Explore gems of the Vatican and more! Sep 8 - 16, 2017 - 8nt 9 Day Tour Trip is $1799* Friday Sep 8, 2017 Arrive: Naples airport (NAP) by 12 noon and transfer to beach hotel and relax. Saturday Sep 9, 2017 Pompeii This day you will experience the ancient like you never have before. We will escort you through the ancient city life of bankers, slave traders, politicians, and normal roman citizens. You will see the forum, the temples, the courthouse, the homes, the bathhouses, theatres, and the amphitheater. You will be escorted by a Latin teacher through the city that was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Transfer to Rome Sunday Sep 10, 2017 Vatican Museum - St Peter's - St. Paul's You will spend this day walking the cobble stone streets of downtown Rome. We will visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basiilica. See Michelangelo's Pietà, one of the most beautiful tender marble sculptures in the world. Afterward follow tasty aromas leading you to artisan gelato shops and fine traditional Roman Cuisine for a good lunch. Visit the historic church where it is believed that the Apostle Paul was executed. Learn the doctrinal significance of the gilded Latin inscriptions in this beautiful basilica. Monday Sep 11, 2017 Coliseum/Roman Forum/Campidoglio/Pantheon and Trevi Fountain Visit the Gladiators' arena, the height of Ancient Roman entertainment. Learn Coliseum-specific Latin terms that have influenced the related terms we use today! See how the Classical Age morphed into the Early Middle Ages as the Roman Empire declined and Christianity rose from obscurity. Learn about ancient Roman life as we escort you through the Roman Forum - the city center of every-day life 2,000 years ago. You will see the old interweaved with the 18th-20th century and see the church where tradition holds is the ancient prison of the apostles Peter and Paul. We will visit the Pantheon and Trevi Fountion before transfering to our hotel in Florence. Tuesday Sep 12, 2017 Pisa/Carrara Marble Today we travel to Carrara to see the quarry that supplied the white marble used for Michelanhelo's David as well as the Rome Temple Visitor Center's Cristus. The ancient world famous marble quarries of Carrara, are located along the coast north of Pisa. The quarries where many of the famous pieces of Italy have originated from including Michelangelo’s David, and many more. The statues of the Christus and 12 apostles created by Bertel Thorvaldsen of which the LDS church has adopted to use in many locations of the church also originated in Carrara. As part of the production of the Rome Temple, the church has commissioned a project to recreate the Christus (15 feet tall) and all 12 apostles (life size), made with the most rare marble from Carrara for the Rome Temple Visitor Center. We will be able to visit the inside of the work shop to see the process of this creation and the robotic machines that do a lot of the cutting. (Note: The Cristus and Twelve Apostles will have already been moved to Rome by the time of this tour.) Wednesday Sep 13, 2017 This day tour will cover Michelangelo's David, Duomo, and have time to shop in Florence. Thursday 14, 2017 Today we visit Davinci's Last Supper and the Duomo of Milan. Friday Sep 15, 2017 Free Day. Evening Concert with Paul Cardall. This is for all members and locals. Saturday Sep 16, 2017 Morning transfer to the Milan airport (MXP) Trip Includes: Airport and Hotel Transfers Trip Educator and Guide Hotel Accommodations Motor Coaches and Train Transportation Admission to All sites listed in the Itinerary Breakfasts Daily Not included: Airfare Tipping for Bus driver and local guide (total $10/day) Additional meals (plan on $25/day) any personal items and snacks.