On Monday it was our second to the last day in Rome and so we went to a few of the spots we hadn’t hit yet. Mainly we went to St. John Lateran and the Scala Santa. The Scala Santa is the Holy Stairs that Christ walked up in order to reach Pontius Pilate. The original (marble) stairs are covered in wood with small windows where you can see the Blood of Christ. It is customary for people to walk the stairs on their knees while praying as a small sacrifice.
Alex on his way up
St. John Lateran
Inside the church
A lovely shot of most of our group walking through the Basilica
We also went into the museum inside St. John Lateran and saw things such as this enormous monstrance. To show the size of the thing we got a picture of Christian and Antonio next to it.
After leaving that area we went by the airport and picked up THIS kid!
Later I made a ricotta and chocolate cake with a neighbor/friend (secret family recipe and whatnot-the only reason I was allowed to have it was because I didn’t live in Italy!) Ha!
After putting the cake out to cool, we went into Rome for dinner and a little evening out.
Mary and I were pretty excited at the sight of an enormous pitcher of Beck’s! No, we didn’t drink it all
Castel Sant’ Angelo
St. Peter’sFollow us