So, yeah. We are on the move today! Apparently, we are heading to Venice after we hang out at the Vatican with Pope Benny (and the Jets?). I’m sure we will buy lots of nifty souvenirs here. Maybe a hat for our patron Pope of Snarkypants, Pope Connor. Tee hee. I bet the “Baby ‘O Cool” (aka: Luke) would look quite fetching in his il berretto di pelliccia di volpe con paraorecchie (that actually means “fox cap with earflaps” which isn’t quite a pope hat but sounds kind of cool, doesn’t it?). We will find something perfect for everyone because we are good like that.
DAY 4, Mon Visit the highly decorative Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican and its famous museum. Stroll through St. Peter’s Square, passing Bernini’s famed colonnade to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, completed in 1626, where you will view Michelangelo’s Pieta. This highly-finished marble sculpture depicts the body of Jesus in the arms of Mary after the Crucifixion, and was created for the funeral monument of French Cardinal Jean de Billheres. From here, travel along the “Sun Route” motorway through the scenic panorama of Tuscany before reaching Venice in the evening (B): VENICE