Energized from a good night’s rest our crew spent the day exploring the city of Rome. Many visited the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps, and Piazza Navona. More than half ventured to the Holy See to tour the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square.
I would not be able to do the Vatican justice by attempting to explain the beautiful artwork and history in the museums. Prof. Fusting and I spent twenty minutes alone inside staring up at Michelangelo’s ceiling in all of its glory. Unfortunately, Pentecost mass in the morning at St. Peter’s caused a three-hour line to get inside. Instead, we opted to enjoy the view from the square and ventured out to other sites in Rome.
Weary from a day of walking, we rested a bit at the hotel before enjoying a traditional Italian meal of meat and pasta. The ambiance of good food and sounds of accordions playing around the corner just could not be beat!