Even with the weather feeling a lot like Pittsburgh (cold rain and grey) the Eternal City is beautiful. Today was a pretty easy going day with the tour of the tombs of St. Peter and Pope JP2 among others. Even with the rain there was so much to enjoy with a couple trips to coffee shops and other stores. The most beautiful parts of the trip for me so far have been climbing to the top of St. Peter's dome and touring the Vatican Gardens. Even in the late winter, the gardens are full of green grass and flowers in bloom. It's such a beautiful place to walk and is one of the most peaceful places in all of the city. Among all the wonderful tours I can't help but notice the color of Rome. The color that you see here is incredibly pleasing and brilliant. The colors of all the buildings perfectly complement each other and make the city look beautiful. These last 3 days have been so surreal and I can't wait for the papal audience tomorrow.