And I woke up in the romantic city of Rome with my husband. It’s a beautiful city with gorgeous architecture, abundance of history, old buildings and of course the Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel.
It’s a great way to spend my 32nd birthday, touring an ancient metropolitan city, and indeed I had to have my walking legs on. The only thing I didn’t enjoy is the crowded metro train, my anxiety went up a little bit and it was that crowded you couldn’t even move, just bodies everywhere.
The Colosseum was rather impressive too, imaging gladiators fighting each other all those decades ago, rather barbaric sport I would say. Romans using killing each other for entertainment. Rome was very wet, it has rained constantly since we’ve been here but has not stopped me and Shaun from enjoying the sights. It has been very impressive so far.
The Vatican museums were out of this world with so many wonders and artefacts I actually couldn’t absorb it all, your eyes just dart around because you don’t want to miss anything. The ceilings had delicately painted historic art, all religious based as with gods and angels alike. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, it was wonderful. Each painting told a story.
One that disturbed me the most was the art depicting the mass massacre of the innocents ( mass infanticide) this was based on the story of king Herod who had heard of the birth of Jesus and ordered that every male infant was to be killed in Bethlehem. Wether this is true or myth I have no idea but still horrifying all the same.
I would definitely recommend Rome as a city to visit for anyone-make sure you wear great shoes.