Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Euro Trip 2011: Part 2

Every morning we have a delicious breakfast made by Laura and enjoy the company of the other house guests, I love B&Bs!  Yesterday after breakfast we began our day on a walking tour by Rick Steve in a beautiful area near the river called Trastevere.  The walking tour really allowed us to get a real feel of the beauty and character of the area.  After our tour we had lunch in the area at a quaint little restaurant which had the Italian classics.  
After lunch we headed up to Vatican City with reservations for the  Vatican Museum, thanks to Scott we skipped the long line in the heat.  We walked through the museum which ends at the Sistine Chapel and enjoyed the beauty of Michelangelo's work.  Right outside Vatican City there is the best gelato (thanks Addie for the recommendation) at a little shop called Old Bridge Gelatoria. The line was quite long but totally worth the wait.  After our delicious gelatos we went into St. Peter's Basilica and walked down to the crypts below the cathedral.  After admiring all the art and history of the Vatican we headed over near the Patheon for dinner at a little Italian Pub which was quite interesting.  During dinner an older Italian man came out of the back yelling at everyone to cheer while he served a girl a plate with a pretty explicit meal while everyone yelled and laughed.  We couldn't stop laughing and asked our waiter, although he didn't speak much English what this was all about and he just said "we do it all the time".  I love all the funny, interesting, unforgettable experiences of traveling.  We ended the night walking home in the rain and laughing about our funny, fantastic day.  

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