Rome and Vatican City - 2005
- Outside Vatican City - October 4th
Arrived in Rome around 7 am and checked into the hotel. The hotel was around the corner from
Vatican City, so we walked to the Vatican, shopped a little, and visited the Castle of Angels.
- Papal Audience - October 5th
To the Vatican for the papal audience. We arrived early with our special blue tickets. We didn't
know where we have to stand. Turned out it was on the platform. If it was a baseball field and we
were standing on first base, then Pope Benedict was on second base!
- Classical Rome - October 5th
In the afternoon we took a tour of the Forum. As a history major, my new plan is to learn Italian, quit
my job and move to Rome and be a tour guide! Our guide was Bruno (my soul mate) and it was a
- Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica - October 6th
Next to the forum, the next best thing! Must be all the art history classes. The tour was only a half
day, but Linda, Ruth and I stayed longer tracking down all of the art I saw in class (Laccoon, School
of Athens, etc.) I was most excited to see The Pieta - too bad it has to be behind glass now.
- Girls About Rome - October 7th
Also can be called Singing in the Rain. Our effort to see everything we missed in a single day!