Neither of our families would make a decision on Thanksgiving last year.  So we decided to take matters into our own hands and spend it in Rome… Andrew claims it was the best vacation of his life.

Layover in Zurich

First Day in Rome – Mass with Pope Francis, Trevi Fountain, Victor Emanuel II Monument, St Peter in Chains

Rome Day 2 – Orvieto

Day 3 – Food Tour!

Day 4 – Ancient Rome from the ground

Bad Andrew, these are still in processing.  Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximius, and the Pantheon

Day 5 was Thanksgiving, and we spent the day in at the Vatican. 

We saw the Scavi & Necropolis where St Peter’s tomb is and most of the Pope are laid to rest, as well as inside St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, and the Sistine Chapel.  The Swiss Guard and Vatican staff are extremely serious about not taking pictures in most of these areas, so Andrew left his camera at the hotel.

 Day 6 – Rome from above 

The top of the Victor Emanuel II Monument closed out our trip with views of the Roman Forum, Vatican City, and Colosseum from high up.