I can’t really tell you what happened in Rome yesterday morning. Mainly because I was asleep for it. But once I woke up at 12:30 pm, we rushed to the Vatican Museum (Musei Vaticani) for our private tour at 1:30 pm, croissants and Gatorade in hand. A stifling 90 degrees, and we were going to be stuck in a museum all day. That may have been what it felt like, but the tour guide (Maria) was knowledgeable, and we learned things we had never known before, such as:
And finally, the Sistine Chapel…very impressive. Michelangelo painted this all by hand, alone. The scaffloding he had to build and move himself, and the only light was by the few candles he’d lit. Needless to say, he did this begrudgingly.
Also: I learned the history of the obelisks. When Egypt was a part of the Roman Empire, the Romans had the obelisks sent over, or something like that.
Later on it was a search for Wi-Fi, and we thought we had hit gold, but no luck 😦 So we grabbed dinner and dessert (pasta, roast beef, and “Babbette” cake) It was soooooo good. Walking back to the hotel, we were amazed to learn that as the sky got darker, the crowd got larger, and not just teenagers. All ages were out and about at 11:00 pm! There was no rush to get back, and it was a nice liesurely walk through the streets of Rome.
Well Dad’s talking Italian to a dog, and my tummy says it’s gelato time, so I guess it’s time to go! Signing off from the internet cafe that plays Michael Jackson music 24/7, ciao!