Last day in Italy!
We Woke up at 8am and Got breakfast as a team. I Ate a bowl of fruit, the fruit is amazing over here! After Breakfast, we all walked to the train station to go to Vatican City. the train ride was about 40 minutes long, it is a new experience riding trains and using all of the public transportation. When we arrived we looked around and enjoyed the views of the city and St. Peters Basilica, unfortunitely we were not able to go inside of the church because the line was super, super long. I definitely want to come back and go inside!
LATER ON WE WALKED OVER TO THE VATICAN MUSEUM, THE MUSEUM WAS SO PRETTY. IT WAS SO COOL AND AMAZING TO SEE ALL OF THE ART AND SCULPTURES. WE HAD FROM 10:30-12-30 TO ENJOY THE MUSEUM. THE WALK THROUGH THE WHOLE MUSEUM TOOK MOST OF THE TIME. THAT SHOWS JUST HOW BIG IT IS. IT ALSO SHOWS JUST HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO REALLY TAKE YOUR TIME THROUGHOUT THIS MUSEUM AND SEE ALL OF THE SIGHTS, I WISH WE COULD HAVE HAD A COUPLE MORE HOURS IN THERE, THERE WAS SO MUCH TO SEE.
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ROOM FOR SURE WAS THE SISTINE CHAPEL! WE WEREN’T ALLOWED TO TAKE ANY PHOTOS IN THIS ROOM HOWEVER, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! ALL OF THE PAINTINGS WERE JUST SO COOL TO LOOK AT.
AFTER THE MUSEUM, WE ALL GRABBED LUNCH IN ROME. BELLA, ZOE AND I ALL GOT THE CARBONARA. THIS IS KNOWN AS A SIGNATURE DISH IN ROME AND I HAD TO TRY IT. THEY CRACKED THE EGG OVER THE PASTA AND THEN MIXED IT IN AND USED IT AS A SAUCE. ALSO, THERE IS AMAZING CUTS OF BACON THAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS PASTA. WE HAD ABOUT 40 MINUTES TO EAT.
OUR NEXT STOP WAS THE COLOSSEUM. THIS WAS SO COOL TO LOOK AT. WE WERE ABLE TO GO INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM AND LOOK AROUND. WE SPENT ABOUT 30 MINUTES IN LINE WAITING TO ENTER.
AFTER SEEING THE COLOSSEUM WE TOOK A 45 MINUTE WALK THROUGH ROME TO GO TO THE TREVI FOUNTAIN. ON THE WAY OVER TO THE FOUNTAIN WE SAW SOME COOL OLD ANCIENT CITIES AND SCULPTURES DURING THIS TIME. WE GOT TO THE TREVI FOUNTAIN AND ME, BELLA, AND MIA ALL THREW A COIN IN AND MADE A WISH. THERE WAS TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE A WISH. EITHER THROWING IT OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER THIS IS MAKING A WISH TO COME BACK TO ROME. AND, THROWING IT OVER YOUR HEAD WHERE YOU MAKE A WISH.
AFTER, THE TREVI FOUNTAIN WE WALKED OVER TO A GRAND STAIRCASE WHICH IS CALLED CAMPO MARZIO. THIS WAS A QUICK STOP AND WE ONLY STAYED HERE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. THEN, WE HEADED OVER TO THE TRAIN STATION AND TOOK THE TRAIN BACK TO THE HOTEL TO CHANGE FOR DINNER. FOR DINNER WE WENT TO THE SAME SPOT AS THURSDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER, PASTA WAS DIFFERENT AND WE GOT CHICKEN BREAST. DINNER INCLUDED BREAD, CHEESE PIZZA, MUSHROOM PIZZA, SALAD, PASTA, AND CHICKEN BREAST. FINALLY WE ALL HEADED OVER TO THE HOTEL AND SPEND OUR LAST NIGHT IN ROME AND PREPARED TO LEAVE THE NEXT MORNING BRIGHT AND EARLY FOR GREECE!
- PENELOPE VERTIN, FRESHMAN