Thursday was by far the most eventful day. We woke up early and headed to Vatican City. First, we explored the vast and beautiful gardens. My favorite part was definitely the rose gardens. Mainly because it featured fountains in which I dipped my feet in to cool off. After the gardens we visited the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. The only thing that would've made this experience better was a drop in temperature.
We were given a free day on Friday so naturally I slept in! Around noon, a few of my classmates and I went to the Botanical Gardens with Dr. Leo. It was so cool to see so many different types of plants – from cacti, to roses, to bamboo. It also helped that we went with a few hort majors who pointed out unique plants and flowers. My favorite part was probably the succulent garden. I've always been interested in creating a terrarium of succulents for my room.
After the gardens, I went shopping with a couple of friends and then ate lunch on the Spanish Steps. Rome could not have been a more perfect trip. I felt that in the four days we were there I got to experience so much!
Ciao for now!