Fr. Bob's Trip to Malta, Rome, and Sicily May 2016

 Father Bob's Trip to Malta, Rome, and Sicily May 2016

Father Bob traveled to Malta, Rome, and Syracuse (Sicily) in May of 2016. The following are short descriptions of each leg of his trip with pictures. Click on the picture to make it larger.


Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast, is a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of St. John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the ─Žal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to 3600 B.C.E.

Father Bob took pictures of the town (Valletta), statue of the Knights of St. John who defended the island, the Cathedral, a festival honoring their patron, St. Augustine on May 15 and the Feast of Pentecost, and the ruins of a temple, etc.


Here are pictures that Father Bob took of the places he visited in Rome. One of the main places he wanted to visit was below St. Peter's Church and the tomb of St. Peter. Click on a picture to make it larger.


Syracuse, Sicily

Father Bob's final destination was Syracuse, Sicily where he took pictures of the sites which included the Temple of Apollo, a picturesque fountain, a Greek Temple converted to a church, chapel of St. Lucy where she was martyred, statue of Archimedes with Father Bob, the Church of St. Lucy, a Museum Garden and artifacts, Ear of King Dionysius (cave where prisoners conversation could be heard outside because of the acoustics) and Grotta dei Cordari (Rope Maker's Cave) with Father Bob. Click on picture to make it larger.