Tours Galore: Vatican City and Imperial Rome

The Vatican City is actually its own independent state, separate from Rome, and governed by its own set of rules. It was so exciting getting to visit a one of the most internationally recognized places in the world.

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The tour was only 3 hours so I wasn’t able to see everything, but we went through the gardens, museum, the Sistene Chapel, and St. Peter’s Bascilica. So much history was packed into my brain in so little time that I was overwhelmed, but also left in complete awe.

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Afterward it was on to the next tour at the Colosseum and the Forum. I’ve always loved history and so I was interested in learning all about the gladiator games and amazed by all the ancient architecture. You can only imagine how magnificent it must have looked when it was first built thousands and thousands of years ago. It was definitely a day complete with stunning sights and fascinating information.