On Saturday, January 15, Dr David Watson-Vasquez (Director of the CUA Rome Program) took students and faculty on a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. David is an authority on religious architecture and has lived in Rome for 7 years, so he was a great guide. The next day, Sunday the 16th, we ventured out on our own to visit the church of San Marco and the Forum of Trajan. We strolled through the city, finishing up on the busy shopping street known as the Via del Corso. We ended the afternoon with a gelato at the Piazza del Populo, a short walk across the bridge from our flat.