However, singing isn't the only thin give been up to! On Friday June 5th a large group from the opera festival I'm in and myself took a private tour of the Vatican Museum at night- BEAUTIFUL!!! We saw countless rooms filled with ancient artifacts, sculptures, paintings, tapestries, and beautiful works of art everywhere. My personal favorite was the Sistine Chapel. There is absolutely nothing in this world like standing in the Sistine Chapel sweating profusely (it was about 85 degrees with about 200 other people in the room and no air conditioning) and getting to stare up at the ceiling- Michelangelo's beautiful paintings, in person. I'm not Catholic but visiting the Vatican was one of my favorite things we've done so far because the history behind it is incredible. One more thing checked off my bucket list!!!
As for future plans, we are taking a bus to Orvieto (a small town about 1.5 hours outside of Rome where this program will finish and my second program will be) on Tuesday June 9th. It sounds like there are lots of locals so plenty of places to practice my Italian as well as wonderful white wine, kind people, great food, and gorgeous scenery. I can hardly wait!!! Stay tuned for my I next update- thanks everyone!!