Friday, October 26, 2012

Rome - Repeat!

Our seats were actually very close to the pope-mobile route! Cole took some great pictures!
Our second trip to the eternal city had a pretty similar itinerary to the first trip, with a few exceptions. We spent most of our day Wednesday at the Vatican, and while there we got to hear the pope speak! That was especially an exciting event, although Eva was not exactly a happy camper during his time at the pulpit... She and I left the crowded seating area and found some shade... She just couldn't take the group of cheering and singing Spaniards sitting in front of us. They were very enthusiastic about seeing the pope! :)
St. Peter's Square - getting in line to enter St. Peter's Basilica.
Afterward, we entered St. Peter's Basilica and toured. WOW! It's truly an amazing church - calling it a church seems silly, though. It's absolutely enormous. You could visit ten times and still not see everything! We also managed to make it into the Roman Forum this trip. Rome is just so big! Honestly, a 10-day trip wouldn't be long enough to see everything!

Fortunately, the temperature was much more mild and that made a huge difference in our energy level! Rome = walking, walking, walking! Whew! Here are some more of my favorite pictures from our time in Rome! Prepare for picture overload...

Inside the Colosseum.

Inside the Vatican museum - headed to the Sistine Chapel.
The Vatican museum's famous exit...
Of course, we also made it to the Spanish steps and Trevi Fountain! :)  Here are some more shots of those stops:

Finally, no trip to Rome is complete without GELATO, PIZZA & COFFEE! :) Yum!