Following Paul from Shipwreck on Malta to Martyrdom in Rome — April/May 2022

Mary and I are pleased to offer a very exciting trip (14-day tour) Following Paul from Shipwreck on Malta to Rome (Acts 27–28)!  April 27 – May 20, 2022.

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Boarding a Luzzu to visit the bays that are associated with the Shipwreck of Paul.

On Malta we will explore potentials bays that may be the site of the shipwreck as well as places and artifacts (ancient anchors) that figure into the narrative in the book of Acts.  Then we will follow Paul from Malta (Acts 28:1) to Rome—via Syracuse (Sicily), Rhegium, and Puteoli (Acts 28:12-14).

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Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background.

On the way to Rome we will visit Pompeii, learning from the ruins of Pompeii that was destroyed in the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in A.D. 79.  We will visit the “world-class” National Archaeology Museum in Naples that holds the artifacts from Pompeii as well as nearby Puteoli where Paul’s ship landed (Acts 28:14–15).

After visiting Puteoli, we will follow the via Appia, as Paul did, into Rome.

The Forum — The Heart of Ancient Rome

We will spend four and a half days in Rome studying monuments and sites that add to our understanding of the New Testament: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Arch of Titus, Roman Forum, Mamertine Prison, a Catacomb, the Via Appia, the Church of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Cathedral.

We hope you will join us!  Contact us soon if you are interested (

Carl and Mary Rasmussen