May 3, 2011 12:24AM kaitsmom wrote:
Rachel, Just a quick note cause it is late . . . I loved the Vatican, and I am not Catholic. It was an incredible experience. We found out ahead of time about a group called Angel Tours. Google angeltoursrome. They are/were a group of young Irish girls. Well the website tells you all about it. Anyway, it was a reasonable price and I assure you, absolutely worth it. I feel like it would have not been nearly as good of an experience to do it without a guide. We also used Angel Tours for a tour of the Collesium and the Forum. I would recommend this group to anyone.
I got pick-pocketed on a public bus in Rome, but I sort of expected that to happen, and so didn't have anything in my pockets or anywhere else that someone could get it. I felt him trying at the time, but I just kind of chuckled and thought, "You picked the wrong tourist, mister". Feel free to PM me if I can offer you any more thoughts. I loved Italy! (Saw the big 3, as my friend calls them - Vence, Florence and Rome). Magnifico!