This is a view from across the street. These ruins were the gladiator's barracks. There were doorways (now cemented in) where they could go underground and pop up in the arena when the emperor wanted more.
Friday, July 10, 2009
You have to walk through the entire Vatican Museum before getting to the Sistine Chapel. They had some cool things, including this extremely well preserved mummy. They pulled out her brain through her left eye and the original cloth they put in the socket is still there. Joe once again took some illegal pictures of the Sistine chapel...I'm so proud. And here we are having lunch with our much needed Coke's. It was so hot!
St. Peter's Basilica. I've never paid attention to any conclave that's happened during my lifetime, but it was fun to watch it in the movie and to actually be where it all goes down.I learned so much about the Catholic church while in Italy.
It was interesting to watch the movie and to see the different areas, but the movie made it look different then the layout actually is. Remember, we took these pictures before we saw the movie. Cool huh?
And that concludes our Italy trip. We learned, laughed, and loved that's for sure. We met a lot of amazing people too, not just Doyle. Our last night in Rome, was really memorable. Doyle recommended this really amazing restaurant. We sat in the corner and an elderly couple from Florida sat next to us. The four of us started talking, then an Italian local who was there by himself, who was sitting on the opposite side of elderly couple, joined in the conversation. We were there so long we got kicked out! This trip will always be remembered. It was a culmination of remarkable history, beautiful art, amazing architecture, wonderful food, fun experiences, laughter with new friends, and being with my Sweetheart through it all.