#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
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