May 3, 2008 -- Tuesday
Well today was another day full of sightseeing and museum wandering. After another breakfast of yogurt and bread with jam, we went to the Vatican. Once we got inside we were there or about 6 hours. We saw EVERYTHING! At least I hope so because I’ll be ticked if I find out I missed something. We were sitting in the Sistine Chapel examining the walls and ceiling with a book in hand to figure out what order everything went in and what it all meant. While we were sitting there we actually dozed off while staring at the ceiling. We even got to one part of one of the museums that they had to open up for us because nobody else was there. Once we got out of there we went into St. Peter’s Basilica which was pretty cool. So after spending most of our day there we got some gelato at a place called “Old Bridge” which was recommended by Momma Ray. It was pretty good. From there we headed over to the Pantheon. In the dome of the Pantheon, which is enormous, there is a huge hole right in the middle and since it had started sprinkling rain on the walk over there it was raining inside! It looked really cool to be able to look up and see the rain coming down. After sitting in there for awhile and taking some ridiculous pictures outside, we decided to head back to the hostel and plan out the next few days and figure out where to go. Sorry these are getting way less detailed but there is only so much I can write about museums. We saw pretty paintings and cool statues. Nice. When we get back out into the countryside in a day or two I’ll probably have more to write about.