Hi! I didn’t think I’d get to write anything and it’s hard. I’m at the cafe of the hotel where there’s free wifi. We arrived this morning at 8am and headed right out to St. Paul Outside the wall. So time for a selfie:
Walk in and see this expanse of the Basilica.
Let’s not forget Penecost coming up so I had to snap this, the back of the holy door where they have these intricate carvings in the back of the door! The Holy Spirit tile.
Then, of course, a little cappuccino in the cafe. This cappuccino is like creamy creaminess like no other. I may or may not have has gelato – straciatella. So delicious. Did you know that this basilica is run by the Benedictines?! Ya do now!!!
That’s all I have because we weren’t allowed to snap pictures in the catacombs.
And this shot of the Cyprus trees. Secretly, I couldn’t wait to see them again. I’ve been to Venice before when I sang opera in Castelfranco. The trees, the trunk so thick and strong, meaningfully plunge into the ground and the foliage is so imperfectly perfect in how it shapes itself. Truly a beautiful scene.
And now we’re at our hotel. I just showered, got wi-fi but forgot my eyelash curler. Oh the priorities!
Up for tonight? Dinner, music, wine and opera actually sung by three tenors. Not thethree tenors.
Tomorrow – roll call at 6:30 for breakfast. Then off to St. Peter’s and the Sistene Chapel to start.
I miss you guys. But I absolutely miss my babies and Mike the most. They even left me a Facebook video saying goodnight. Mike is keeping them busy with a barbecue yesterday with friends and Spider-Man 3 today. Are you praying for them? I am.
Hasta la pasta!