Today was Mom's first day in Rome! Although she had a tough flight, (dont we all), she was ready to begin exploring the city. First we went to the Vatican to see the impressive St. Peter's Bascilica. I had been waiting for the past two months for this! The intricately painted ceiling was truly amazing. This is the most renowned artwork from the High Renaissance. It was unbelievable to concieve the fact that Michaelangelo had completed this masterpiece by himself, strictly for the Pope. Talk about a committment! After spending the rest of the morning checking out the Vatican City mueseum and grounds I sadly moved out of my apt. =( However, of all the things I will miss about Rome, I think this is probably the least. Mom and I spent the rest of the afternoon on Via del Corso, shopping of course!
Unfortunately this was my last evening with Katia. This was very depressing. We met Daniel and Palo at the Grand Hotel Plaza for pre dinner drinks, (I ordered the pomogranate martini)-delish! After this they took us out for a wonderful seafood dinner with calamari, fresh tuna, squid, formaggio, lots of vino, limoncello and even a sample of deserts! Next we headed to Harry's Bar to listen to some Classical Jazz and sip Prosecco. The band even played "My Way" for us! It was the perfect ending to my unforgettable time spent with Katia! After this we sadly said our goodbyes and I headed back to my hotel to prepare for my trip to Florence!