This week some of our friends came to Rome to visit the new Rome temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We got to hang out with them Wednesday and Thursday at some historic Roman sights.
On Wednesday we spent time with our friends, the C’s. We met them in Vatican City, and we got to walk through the Sistine Chapel, which was amazing. My favorite part about it was trying to figure out which painting went to which Bible story. The one that I thought looked the best was the separation of darkness and light in the ceiling panel depicting the creation. After we walked through the rest of the Vatican Museum that was connected to the Chapel, we took our friends to our house, and on our way we stopped and got pizza. The pizza guys were about to close, so they wouldn't make any more pizza so we just bought all of the pizza they had. Then the C’s had to leave after we ate so they could get home before it got too late.
Yesterday we got to meet up with our friends the G’s. We met them at the Colosseum, but sadly we could not go in because it was closing when we got there. The Colosseum is really cool because you can see how thick it was and how colossal it is. It was actually only used as a stadium for about 300 years. After we walked around it we headed to some ancient gardens but they were closed, so we got to watch the sunset instead. While the sun was setting we went on top of the Italian Parliament Building and the sunset was even prettier from there. We got pizza on our way home and we all ate it together at our house. We like Italian pizza! We played cards with them for about an hour while their mom drew portraits of us. I had a really fun time hanging out with my friends and being able to see the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum.