Thursday, October 4, 2012

#6 Rome

Ok, the big day is finally here! We dock in Rome this morning, Wednesday Sept. 12, we are scheduled for a 10 hour excursion to see: The Colosseum, Lunch at Zagara, St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican Museum, and The Sistine Chapel!
Off we go on our bus tour, we travel through Rome and arrive at The Colosseum, wow, it is so enormous! We enter and are all amazed at the architecture of it all.
We leave there and head for a little restaurant called Zagara, we enter and are served a nice white wine, pasta in red sauce, a plate with meat, potatoes and vegetable, and chocolate chip gelato along with espresso, it was a fabulous little lunch! We are back on the bus and headed to The Vatican. We tour the museum first then head to the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica, and The Square. All of it was a bit overwhelming, so much to see in so little time, but I soaked up as much as I could. I won't talk much of the history as you can look up each place and learn about them, something I would recommend, so much information on each place, it is truly a must to see and one for your bucket list! Yes, Rome is a very fascinating place indeed!
Colosseum

Colosseum

A nice white wine!

Espresso! Yum!

Museum Artifacts

In the Basilica

St. Peter's Tomb

The Square
People getting holy water from the Vatican Fountain, did you notice in the lower right hand corner that Napoleon Dynamite was on vacation with us??? Hmmm???

1 comment:

Bead and Needle said...

Geez - I hope you voted for Pedro! Too funny, Chica - I love these pictures...would LOVE to see the Coliseum and all the "old stuff". St. Peter-s Tomb - WAY cool. What's next?