|Castel Sant Angelo|
|St. Peter's Basilica|
Visiting Vatican City was truly a blessed experience as I visited several of the sites in the city. I climbed to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica, visited the Tomb of the Popes, saw the Vatican Museum with the Sistine Chapel, and attended the audience with the Pope! Vatican City also had some of the best restaurants where I enjoyed Penne Salmon with a tomato cream sauce, Tiramisu, and my all time favorite Nutella Gelato!
|Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi|
Assisi was by far one of my favorite cities that we have visited! I had no idea what Assisi look like, but I remember learning in my Religious Studies course last fall that it was a relatively large city and that was back in the early 13th century! It was a big city all right, but gorgeous! I was so thrilled to see Assisi and visit the glorious Basilica of St. Francis! While visiting the basilica, I visited the tomb of St. Francis and saw the different chapels within the basilica. We were there for a few short hours, and I did not want to leave! If I could learn Italian, I would move there in a heartbeat!
My week in Italy was truly spectacular and someday I hope to go back to Rome and Assisi. If I manage to come back to Italy, I would also like to try and see Florence! What a great semester break!