Sunday, February 06, 2005


On Friday Staci and I hopped a train to Rome! We arrived around 11:00am and headed straight to Vatican City on the metro! The system in Rome is very navigable which was great. We took in the sites at St. Pete’s including the Pieta (which caused tears in my eyes, I must say). We attempted a look at the Sistine Chapel but it was closed already- so we headed to the Colosseum! I won’t belabor the events- I’ll just let you know we saw: the Sistine chapel, the Musei Vaticani, the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Market, Arch of Constantine, The Pantheon, Capitoline and the Musei di, Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni Laterno, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Sant’ Ambrosia Basilica... and so on! It was great! The men were, uh, extra friendly- to the point that we were nearly run-over! Nothing threatening and no contact, but definitely more excited about our presence than the Florentine men!
Something I thought was interesting is that there are beautiful fountains everywhere you look- and most of them you can drink from! The water system is SO great that the fountains (unless a sign is posted) are like drinking fountains in the US! Wow! I have to admit I didn’t dare to just sip away on the street, but it’s neato nonetheless.
I’m off to do homework but I have t demand that all of you who has just seen those pictures go make your own- GO TO ROME! COME TO ITALY! See for yourself!

This is Cain, signing off for now! Ciao!