Mom and Grandma Visit

Trip Start Jan 24, 2014
Trip End May 02, 2014

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Flag of Italy  , Lazio,
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello All!
Last weekend was the weekend that my mom and grandma finally visited me in Rome! They arrived wednesday and did a tour of the Vatican... the same day the Queen of England was there! I too was on a tour of the Scavi and actually got to see her!  The Thursday after class I went and met them at their hotel.  We had dinner and gelato!  

 Friday we went to the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Spanish steps, shopping along the way.  That night we went on a "Rome at Night" tour which was really interesting because I actually saw some things that I've never seen before!  

 Saturday we had a six hour tour of the Pope's summer house in Castel Gandolfo.  There were of course beautiful lake and mountain views.  We also traveled to a small tour called Nemi.  They too had amazing views but are known for these tiny strawberries that were absolutely delicious!  We even went to this cool restaurant where you bring your own food and have a picnic inside, only buying drinks.  It was a really cool concept and experience.  That night we went shopping some more and had dinner and dessert-macedonia for me.

Sunday was my last day with the and we headed to the Vatican.  We bought holy water and other souvenirs because at noon we went to the Pope's Angelus where he blesses everything you bring. Because this is the month of Easter, the Angelus we attended was the last of the month.  We then-Grandma included- Climbed St. Peter's Dome!  After that we had lunch, shopped, and I headed home.

It was really great to see my mom and grandma!  I've been missing my family a lot here and seeing them was just what I needed. However I have just about 21 days left so I'll be seeing everyone soon.

P.s. pictures will be put up once mom sends them too me!
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