24 March, 2008

ROMA HERE WE COME!!!


Today was our first official day in Rome. We decided to go ahead and get the Vatican City out of the way because tomorrow would be chaotic due to Good Friday followed by Easter. After successfully waiting in line for 2.5 hours with hail and constant rain we finally got in. The city is totally blocked off by a wall and we had to turn 3 corners waiting in line before we actually got in. On the inside it is very quiet and serene without the tourist that is. We went to the Vatican Museum and saw Michelangelo’s creation in the Sistine Chapel. It was amazing and breathtaking. After touring the museum we went for lunch where pizza was by the weight. It was amazing and then we went into St. Peter’s Square. It was exactly how I pictured it. The lines were crazy, but we moved pretty fast and by now the sun came out so it was getting a little warmer. We went inside St. Peter’s Basilica and saw another one of Michelangelo’s creations “Pieta” crowded by tourist as usual. We then headed to climb the dome which was a total of 551 steps; we took the elevator half way then walked up the rest. The city was gorgeous from up there. A little windy but gorgeous. We also saw the infamous Swiss guards in their costumes. The Vatican is a gorgeous place to visit; food on the other hand in Rome is not so great.

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