Today we went touring. We went to the Coloseum, the Vatican City, and the Spanish Steps. We also got to go to a Mass. The first place we went to go see was the Coloseum, the 2nd most visited sight in Italy. At the Coloseum people fought against people for entertainment, or animals that hadn’t been fed for weeks were put in the Coloseum with people. The match wasn’t over until one of the men (or animal) dies. After the Coloseum we went to the Vatican City. The Vatican is the smallest country in the world. Only about 800 people live there. The Pope lives there. The Vatican has many famous paintings and statues. The last place we went to was the Spanish Steps. The Spanish steps are the widest steps in Italy. A lost if artists go there for inspiration. And it’s nice just to sit down. In 2007, a drunk man drove his car down the Spanish Steps. Other than the steps being chipped, nothing was hurt. The man was arrested. It was a very long day. We started at 9:00 and ended at 5:00.


Today we arrived at Italy. We had to take an overnight flight, and I couldn’t sleep. So I just watched a bunch of movies. But as soon as we got to the apartment I fell asleep on the bed. Our first stop in Italy is Rome. Rome is nothing like I imagined. I thought it would be a very clean and fancy place. But it was the opposite. There are a lot of people called Gypsies who beg for money. It is very dirty and everyone had a cigarette in their hand. But the food was amazing! I had penne pasta with vodka sauce. But I think my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I finished about half of my pasta and then was full. Tommorow we are going I see the Vatican City. I am super exited. But we have to wake up very early for our tour.