Monday the group rose early to board our bus to Rome, the last stop before our departure on Wednesday. After settling in at our hotel, we set off for a walking tour of ancient Rome. Our path led us through the Forum, Trajan’s column, and the Coliseum. After lunch we made our way through the city to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona before heading back to our hotel. Evening found us in Trastevere, across the Tiber, exploring the narrow streets and little piazze before dinner at a favorite trattoria.