Rome- Day 3

On our last day in Rome, we slept in and headed to the National Museum of Rome.  I wish I would have known more about Roman history to truly appreciate this museum, but the fact that some of the statues were almost perfectly preserved from over 2000 years ago was pretty amazing.

Then we went and got lunch- Ravioli. Yum!  We wandered around and windowshopped until the Capucin Crypt opened.  The Capucin crypt was ridiculous.  Someone literally took the bones of 4000 dead monks and built stuff out of them.  We couldn’t take pictures, but I found this one online.

If you can’t tell, that’s all bones.  Everything was made out of bones.  Even the chandeliers. 

Then we went to find Santa Maria in Testavere church.  It was time for mass, so we stayed for mass and then wandered the church.  The ceiling was my favorite part. 

We ate dinner, ran back to our hostel to grab our bags, and headed to the airport.  We went to try to catch the airport shuttle, but we couldn’t find it.  We ended up taking a taxi.  We got to the airport around midnight, only to find out it is closed from midnight till 4:30 am.  I don’t know why an airport would close, but whatever.  We hung out all night at the airport because our flight was supposed to leave at 6am.  We got checked in, met up with our friends because we were flying back together, only to find out our flight was delayed till 12:50.  I had two presentations on Monday and was not ready for either of them because I was planning on working on them once I got home.  They ended up going well, but I was stressed out about getting them done.  We finally made it back to Alcala, and I’d never been so happy to be back!


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