Friday, March 4, 2011

My Genitori Take the Italy Tour - Part 1

Last weekend, my parents came to visit me! It was kind of a last-minute decision, but it worked out nicely because they came at at time that I could leve Bologna for a few days and tour around the country with them.

I met up with them in Rome, where we saw the Ancient Roman Forum and Colosseum.

After a tasty lunch, we went to Vatican City, the land of all things Catholic. The Vatican Museum was fascinating and we got ot cut in line to get in because we had planned ahead and bought tickets online! In the Sistine Chapel they had a guy who just stood there glaring at tourists and periodically yelling, "No photos! No photos!"

Afterwards we stopped by St. Peter's Bascilica and walked along the Tiber River, stopping to sit and take it all in with a relaxing beer.

A day of touring tired us out, so we took a quick nap before heading out for an evening walk and dinner. We took the Roman subway to the north of the city and walked from the Spanish Steps to the Trevi Fountain.

After the Trevi Fountain, we went to a delicious restaurant in some neighborhood that I don't remember the name.

After a quick gelato stop, we turned in for the night, a train to Florence waiting for us the next morning.