It has been a whirlwind but we are now at our last night in Rome L! I am very sad to leave because this city has been so wonderful. Every corner you turn there is a gorgeous church, an ancient ruin, or a huge monument. It could have been built before Christ, in the Middle Ages, during the Renaissance, or as late as the 19th century
We did a free walking tour of the city and learned about the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. Our tour guide walked faster than anyone I have ever seen so it was more like a running tour and we were trying to catch up the entire time. Nonetheless, it was very informative and we got to see Rome from the eyes of a Roman. My favorite part of the tour was when the guide explained to us that Rome is called the Eternal City because no matter where you dig, you will always find traces of the ancient city.
We met a Canadian couple on our tour who are currently working as missionaries in Germany. It turned out that we had a mutual acquaintance in the missionary field and they were very familiar with Antioch (the church we went to in Waco, TX)! It was fun getting to know them!
We also of course visited the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, St. Peter in Chains Church, and Villa Borghese and had wonderful Italian dinners at sidewalk cafes every night with my parents. The food got better every night. This city might now be my favorite city in the world!