Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
Trip End Aug 02, 2008

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Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our Rome trip was so good. We did the Rome on your own tour. First, they dropped us off at the Coliseum. At first we couldn't find our way in so Kyle blamed me by saying, "I didn't even want to buy these Coliseum tickets online. It as your idea!" But then I found the desk to hand in our tickets and we got in right away-saved us an hour+!! So Kyle tried to take credit of course later on in the day by saying, "It was MY idea. I found the website. WE can even look at old MSN conversations and emails!" I was like, "Excuse me?! What did you say to me earlier on in the day?" and he said, "well, the heat got to me. It was my idea."

The coliseum was pretty spectacular, although not as big as in my imagination. The floor had an intricate web of rooms that were exposed. After Coliseum, we took a cab to Trevi fountain, took photos then from there we went up the Spanish steps. At the bottom of the steps is a street full of designer shops. We browsed a bit and found a pair of Stuart Weitzman heels that I fell in love with. They are brown croc print leather, kind of glitter y and a brushed metal heel. This ended up taking quite some time though and then we cabbed it to the Vatican. Kyle and O were scared that they wouldn't let us in because my shoulders weren't covered. I just wore my Roxy bathing suit top. But no one seemed to mind. Probably because I'm flat chested so nothing to show.

E followed some strange line and we ended up walking up a lot of spiral staircases to the dome part of St. Peter's basilica! This is a TALL building by the way. It reminded us of the Great Wall. E decided to go up this other set of a million spiral stairs and ended up on the roof! WE clearly didn't know what we signed up for. And when you start the steps are so narrow that you can't then turn around because people are also walking up. The view was breathtaking but it was so hot out. After the church we went out of the Vatican, walked along the wall and ended up in the Vatican museum. Too bad we couldn't stay for long, but we managed to see the Sistine Chapel. It was kind of like a standard room at the Louvre. No pictures were allowed to be taken. Although we did get to see Michelangelo's painting of God touching Adam's finger. It was almost lost in the sea of other frescos and paintings. Whoever told us it'd be impossible to do Vatican and coliseum in the same day was lying and those who said you need prebooked tickets to even get into the Vatican were also lying. We managed to do it all.

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