The Contiki European Encounter

Day 11
 5 August

Rome sightseeing!  How can I do Rome justice on the website?  I really can't.  We started out at 8 am on the Vatican Museums line and rushed straight to the Sistine Chapel which we marveled at for about a half hour. Then it was off to St. Peter's and seeing the Holy Door, exploring the Basilica, and viewing the crypts of various popes buried there.  We saw Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond filming scenes from this season's shows on our way to the Coloseum for a tour of the Roman ruins with our guide Gabriela who embodied the ideal classy older Italian woman, with her sunglasses and attitude.  We took a stop to explore the Pantheon and caught a cab back to the hotel.  After a hotel dinner of pasta and chicken, we went to the hotel bar where Dave and I drank a little too much.  Ok, a lot too much.  

Hey, is that Ray Romano?

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