November 4th–Touring Rome

Today was a very special day.  Not only did the weather cooperate but we were treated to some once in a lifetime sites.  We rode the Metro and visited the Vatican Museum. The museum is the former home for the Popes and next to the Louve in Paris the largest museum in the world.

Aside from the many beautiful and ancient paintings and statues we visited the Sistine Chapel and the famous ceiling painted by Michaelangelo.  Also saw paintings by Botticelli and Rafael.

We then made our way to Saint Marks Cathedral where all the past Pope’s are entombed.

Tomorrow is our last full day in Rome and then we return home.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

合掌、
Rev. Shinseki