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#2 The House of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus On the trip, we got to spend the whole day in Pompeii. All of us Latin students had our hearts set on having lunch in the house of Caecilius in order to experience the godly feeling of being a part of Cambridge Latin Course: Unit 1. After walking all around getting to see the Villa of Mysteries and the Amphitheatre of Pompeii, we stumbled on a metal fence, blocking us from being inside the House of Caecilius! It was poorly assembled, so we could’ve honestly just squeezed the small openings. We were obviously distraught. I wanted to have my Caecilius est in Horto moment, but we Wyoming students have integrity and ate our lunches outside. Still an amazing experience, just not the same. I would like to give a shout-out to a random Latin student from California who snuck in and airdropped us photos of the inside- a true Classics Hero, but I do not encourage sneaking in to archeological sites. #3 Apostolic Palace This location is a bit basic and every tourist goes here. Is it crowded and extremely hard to move around? Yes. Is it totally worth it to see all the amazing works of art? Yes! With different pieces in every room, you can never get bored in the Apostolic Palace. There are sculptures, paintings, maps (mostly by Michelangelo the absolute art god). Imagine your favorite art museum, but a thousand times better. It was a wonder how there is so much art in one room, but it looks organized and everything seem to be in the exact right place. You barely even notice the slight stench of sweaty tourists in the air. TOP LEFT: Anna Seyerly sad becasue she can't be inside the House of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus TOP RIGHT: Airdropped photos of the House of Caecilius BOTTOM: Pictures from the Apostolic Palace 21