Sharing my dream trip with you has been so helpful in keeping my memories vivid. I will always be able to look back here and relive this!
You see, being an artist I was fascinted by great pieces of art and sculpture.
This place has it all
We purchased the tour of the Vatican and St. Peter's
I needed to see Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel! It was on my bucket list!
Unfortunately I could take pictures because it is a holy sacred place.
It is ok because there is no way I could show you the details and dimensions in a picture.
It was breathtaking!
The Vatican museums are filled. We didn't get a chance to see everything. No not even the Pope!
We saw beautiful paintings, sculpture and tapestries.
Then we entered St. Peter's Basilica and as I turned the corner I came across the Pieta.
I don't know what came over me but I lost it. I was crying like a baby and hid behind my camera till I could control myself. I guess I was a little overwhelmed.
All this I dreamed about seeing since I was a little girl.
Every thing from the floor to the ceiling was beautiful.
There was a peacefulness that filled the air.
It truly was a holy place.
On our return we ate lunch at a little cafe.
I had gnocchi. and look at that pizza!!!
Then we left to walk the streets of Rome to explore on our own.
We walked through an outdoor market with fresh produce and textiles that lined the streets.
We went to The Roman Forum. They are still excavating.
It is weird to see the ruins laying around to be assembled.
Loved this building by Michelangelo
This is where Caesar ruled!
We walked back and got ready for our last dinner in Roma!
Chicken green beans and potatoes
That night I sat at the rooftop bar drinking a Limoncello and thanking God for the chance to see this beautiful city and all it had to offer.
Next stop Pompeii, Amalfi/Sorrento Coast and Capri!!!