What a treat to spend Thanksgiving Day in Rome at the Vatican!


What a treat to spend Thanksgiving Day in Rome at the Vatican! We spent the morning at the Spanish Steps, then headed to the Vatican, where we toured with our buddy Jim Gaffigan! OK so maybe we just happened to bump into our comedic idol there, but still! How fun is that?! We then stood in awe at the Sistine Chapel and walked the kids through the story of each painting… And took the Rick Steve’s tip of exiting with a tour group (that we aren’t a part of) and getting right to the door of St. Peter’s Basilica! We took in the masterpieces there and then headed up..up..up.. all of the stairs.. to the very top of the dome! Stunning views of the city! ❤️ We then took an Uber to the Traversere Neighborhood for incredible pasta and pizza! We walked from there, to the Cat Sanctuary – where 130 cats roam the ruins (ruins that people are prohibited from roaming) and you can go downstairs and pet the cats being cared for by City Volunteers! So random and fun! Then headed to the Pantheon where we sat on the steps and listened to live music under the moonlight. We ended the day with THE most amazing meal – at Hostaria Costanza… an old restaurant that sits under the remains of The Pompeo Theatre – built in 61 bc. And the place/area where Julius Caesar was killed! It was beyond. We just got to our room and are packed up, ready to head to Florence in the morning! We loved you, Rome!!!! (PS sorry for the daily updates, but if I don’t post now, I’ll forget. And this way it’s good to go for my annual My Social Book I print each year!)

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Sandra Trapp
February 26, 2018

We were in Rome last year. I can follow yours & your sister’s trips closely since we’ve been to the same places in last couple years.

Christine Allen Davenport
February 26, 2018

That is so awesome. We ❤️❤️❤️ Jim G

Elaine Barnett
February 26, 2018

Truly a blessing!❤️

Juliette Saunders
February 26, 2018

Magical!

Candace Wood
February 26, 2018

Thank you for taking us on this fantastic adventure with you! Can’t wait to see what Florence has in store!

Christa Ford
February 27, 2018

Tgis is our dream vacation for our family, so glad you all got to experience this! I did the same tour you did with my Chamber Choir from CSUF back in 2000, simply awe inspiring! No fair about Jim Gaffigan!

Christy Dodge Rea
February 27, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Ramsay’s! Trip looks simply amazing. Lots to be thankful for sure!

Mary Babnick
February 27, 2018

Thanks for sharing pictures

Melissa Allen
February 27, 2018

Those are amazing pictures and such amazing opportunities. Wow. I love seeing your adventures.

Jeanne Moore
February 27, 2018

What wonderful pictures of your beautiful trip to Rome. Can’t wait to see Florence

Ruth Pries
February 28, 2018

Ciao tutti!

Janice Knight
February 28, 2018

What great family memories!

Elizabeth Williams Neipp
February 28, 2018

Buongiorno a la Firenze e toscana <3

Paul Rischer
February 28, 2018

Stunning pics of your day. Lifetime memory makers…

Katie Singh
February 28, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving sweet Ramsay Fam! Love you!❤️

Gina Grano Moyer
March 1, 2018

I love the daily updates! Happy Thanksgiving and glad you all are enjoying your trip!

Lynda McGraw
March 1, 2018

What a wonderful experience for your kids!!!

Sarah Gambill Tipton
March 1, 2018

I love Rome. I love seeing it again from your eyes. Didn’t know about the cat cemetery. I’ll have to go there next time.

Jenni Smith Bishop
March 1, 2018

FABULOUS!!!!!!!
Looks like a trip if a lifetime!! Happy Thanksgiving!!❤️❤️

Tracy Varner
March 1, 2018

What a trip guys!! Happy Thanksgiving ❤❤❤

Carla Toews
March 2, 2018

What a fabulous adventure you are having!!! George and I loved Rome and did many of the things you are doing. Best food……

Christine Ryerson Abuharoon
March 2, 2018

Your trip looks amazing!

Marie Breuer Stout
March 2, 2018

Most amazing!

Lauren Hemming Krake
March 2, 2018

I legit look forward to your Italy posts!

Joy Jornacion Beaver
March 2, 2018

Wow!!!! Happy Thanksgiving Ramsay Fam