Rome, Italy and The Vatican City
08.05.2017 25 °C
Today was the last full day in Rome. We woke up in the morning thinking it was Mothers' Day!!! But, it was next week and we had already given Nanny her cards. We were just going to go to the Colosseum today, but a change of plans meant we were going to see the Pope. We took the coach to the Vatican City. The Vatican City is were St.Peters Basilica is and where the Pope lives. At EXACTLY 12.00 in the afternoon Pope Francis would arrive at a small window and would say a blessing (in Italian). The microphone would spread around the whole square, making it really loud.We then had lunch and got some souvenirs (Rosserie Beads) from the shop. Then then got sent off to get blessed by the Priests. We got back to the hotel and I went down to the humongous 30m pool. I was the only one in there!!! I think it was because it was freezing in there! We then drove around for a while before we went to the Colosseum. We went inside the Colosseum, and let me tell you, it was very old, but huge. We went to the highest point where you could see the whole of Rome. What they would do in the Colosseum was very brutal. The 'show' goes for the whole day. In the morning they would have Gladiators fight wild animals shipped in from Africa. Then they would do the Public Excution. Then they would do the Gladiator fights. The Gladiators were poor people sent to Gladiator schools to learn how to fight. Then they would go to the Colosseum where they would then perform their fight. This was forced, so you may as well had ended up fighting your best friend. After the winner had been declared, he would hold a knife to the losers heart. He would then ask the crowd if he should kill him or spare him, by putting up a thumbs up or thumbs down. After the Colosseum, we went to the souvenir shop and I got a really cool book where it would show the past and present of an old Roman building. After that we went to an old Roman bathhouse to have dinner. While we were eating (Pizza and Pasta) the waiters would sing Opera in Italian. It was hilarious!!! After dinner, we had a walk to the Colosseum when it was lit up. Tomorrow we will see the inside of St. Peter's Basilica and other things too. And did you know that the little golden ball on top of St.Peters Basilica holds 24 people?