Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

It was time to leave the villa and head off to Rome. John hired a coach bus to come and take our luggage and us to the hotel in Rome, so all we had to do was show up on time at the door of the villa with all our luggage.

We had all bought shirts on the trip that said “Chao Bella.” Almost everyone had a different color, so we decided to do a group shot with everyone wearing his or her shirt. It was a lot of fun to set up.

The ride to Rome was long, so I slept.

When we got there, we put our things in our rooms and then we headed off with John Pack on a walk. He was going to show us around Rome and take us to some of the sites around our hotel that really inspired him. One of the first things we did was go and see the Pantheon. I was just amazed at the workmanship of the dome, and it was truly an incredible thing to see. Our walk took us all over Rome up to the Capital that Michelangelo designed, down to the Roman Forum and through the Jewish Ghetto back to our hotel.

The walk was really amazing. Rome isn’t one of my favorite cities, but I was able to truly appreciate the beauty of the place that it was and that it has been.

We walked off at night alone to the Trevi Fountain. I threw a coin in for good luck. It is supposed to mean that I will return to Rome.

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