Day 2 - Rome - Vatican, St. Peters Basicilia, Collesseum. Forum
Up and off early to get into the Vatican for our group booking. People that do not book a tour and go by themselves line up to get tickets and I mean line up! If I had to wait in those crowds, I do not think I would do it. And by 8 this morning, it was getting pretty darn warm. So at the Vatican we hooked up with our tour guide for the day. Marco was a wonderful young Italian stallion….whoops, did I say that! Let’s put it this way, it was not hard to look at! We donned earpieces and off we went with our private tour to visit the Vatican Museums filled with ancient and Renaissance art. Over to the Sistine Chapel to check out Michelangelo’s skills. Onto St. Peter’s Basicilia which is absolutely stunning. Pictures do not really do any of these structures justice, you cannot imagine the height, depth and color of these places. After a short lunch break, we were off to the Collesseum. Rome is ruins and more ruins, around each corner in old Rome, you find another excavation site with more ruins. We took a stroll through the Forum and back to the room for a little rest before our trip down to Trevi Fountain and check out some 17th century architecture.
Yesterday and today had been wonderfully hot and sunny...........until 4:00 when each day, we have had a great thunderstorm!! Bang, bang, boom- at least both days, we were in the hotel!!