Arrivederchi Roma! Buon giorno
buon giorno indeed. Holy holy, is it a prerequisite to be a sexy Italian man to
protect the Pope. My word. Hot. Everywhere. So we had the most amazing tour
guide for The Vatican. She knew everything. She legit had a lady boner for The
Vatican. The small courtyard we started in was so pretty! I love churches and
cathedrals. She showed us a small replica of the ceiling of the Sistine Chape
depicting the story of Jesus on one side and Moses on the other and the middle
photos and what they represent. They are so cool! The Last Judgment was talked
about, too and this is beyond amazing. The facts she gave us were so cool just
explaining the different sections. So excited to see it live! Vatican
Walked through some sculptures which were pretty cool. Saw the porfino marble that takes 1 hour to cut
cm. Shit son.
Then we walked through some beautiful tapestries and paintings. THEN out of
nowhere the guide tells us we’re going through the Borgia apartments. Say.
What? I didn’t even know this existed! And that they were preserved! Eep! The
Pope after them didn’t want to touch the rooms because of all the horrible
things that happened there. Sad yes. But so cool! I was standing in the same
rooms Rodrigo, Lucrezia, and Cesare were in. Holy hell. Pun intended. I could
NOT get over it. Wow. And so unexpected! I did know some of the stuff she
talked about which made me feel pretty damn awesome.
Then it was the Sistine Chapel!! Not as big as I pictured it but wow. I know many people wont get it or appreciate it which I get. T and I were the only Catholics on the trip. Represent! If I wasn’t I probably wouldn’t have really enjoyed it. So anyways, it was so breathtaking. I couldn’t grasp that I was looking at the legit artwork of michaelangelo. So moving. Bought a magnet and a rosary for Nonna. Then walked around St. Peter’s Square and stood in 2 places at once!
and Italy ! Seriously, the structures around the square are
gorgeous. Perfect day. Just loved it. Everything is so beautiful. Now it’s off
to Vatican City ! Venice
The 2 hour nap we passed off as a night of sleep finally caught up to us all. Rach had puked approximately 4 times by now. Relaxing evening. Fantastic dinner. Journal time for the evening. SO EXCITED FOR