DAY 12. 8:52 PM (London DST)
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Citavecchia, Italy... we landed around 7 AM. I didn't really have time to eat, so I went down to the docks and joined the group. We got into a really nice bus with leather interior and cushioned seats.... first class style. Anyways, the ride to Rome took less than an hour, and then we started our walking trip towards the Trevi Fountain. We took a lot of pictures there... especially me throwing the little kid in the fountain... over my left shoulder of course. After that, we made our way towards the ruins of ancient Rome, and then the Colosseum. I got a lot of nice snapshots of Hadrian's Arch and the backdrop of the arena. Discovered a lot of new things in the Colosseum as well... because 2000 years ago, that place didnt look the same at all. Apparently in the blueprints, the ancient Romans planned on bulding a ceiling over it to prevent rain or any sort of weather distraction. It surprisingly took about 8 years to construct, and now it remains standing. After lunch, we took the bus towards the Vatican (AKA: The Pope's Crib). Throughout the years, the Vatican created the largest mosaics in the world. Some of them you wouldnt believe they were mosaics. I was more surprised to know that it was the largest basilica in the world. Man.. the trip was great. So far we have one more day on the boat, and then we hit the airport straight for London. I've decided to skip the rest of the journey until we hit England.