Saturday, December 6, 2014

“Are you not entertained?" - Maximus

This morning we needed to be on the bus by 7:30, or else, or Jelle was leaving your ass at the hotel.  We left at 7:30 and we did leave one unfortunate soul behind.  So strange, he was one of the always on time people.  At 7:30 sharp we headed to the Vatican Museum where we got in BEFORE everyone else.  We had the Sistene Chapel pretty much to ourselves (no pictures allowed unfortunately).

The amount of artifacts and wealth accumulated within these buildings almost takes your breath away.

We then headed into St. Peter's Basilica.  It was almost overwhelming.  Amazing. My Catholic guilt started to well up big time.  I felt like I should start going to church again....maybe.

We followed up Vatican City with a visit to the Colosseum.  Our tour got to skip the line - awesome!

After the Colloseum we did a walking tour around the streets of Rome.  We saw the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain (although under restoration and turned off so not really that exciting at this time), the Pantheon and so much more.  What a beautiful city.

The day concluded with our farewell dinner with our tour group.  We had drinks at the hotel with the friends that we made on the trip.

Until we meet again.....

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