Today we began with Mass at the Church Cosmos and Damien.
A tour of Rome followed, including the Roman Forum and and the Coliseum. Both examples of life in ancient Rome.
The forum was a meeting place, kind of like an open air market.
The coliseum is just a huge sporting arena. The small rooms in the center of the “field” is where the animals were kept before being brought up by lifts to the floor. Just a portion of the floor was restored (on the left), but at one time, the whole thing had a floor.
We were then fortunate to have a private tour of the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. This was such a special event. The beauty is endless. You cannot take pictures in the Sistine Chapel, but we were allowed to!