Today was our Vatican day. Originally, we wanted to check out the papal audience and see the pope, but then we decided that there would be too many people (I had seen the pope last time I came to Rome this way). Instead, we decided to go straight to the Vatican Museums (and Sistine Chapel).
Maybe everyone was still in Papal Audience, but when we arrived at the Museum, there was almost no line (around 11 AM )
We made it to the Piazza and then we found a Pizza Restaurant. I had the normal and Dilyara had tomatos with Mozzarella. We saw the old Jewish Synagoge and another old amphitheater.
By this time it was 5 PM and we began searching for the Ice Bar. After walking circles around where we thought it was, we finally found it. With our map we had to pay 15 euro per person, which paid for the cover and 2 drinks per person
Once we stepped outside, we still had the nice relaxed feeling for about 10 minutes, and then we started sweating again. DIlyara and I wanted to see the city at night, so we found a café. We wound up drinking a half liter of wine, playing connect 4 on the Ipad, and eating 2 pizza Margheritas for 3 hours. By this time, it was 9 PM and the city was darkening.
Since we were so close to the Coliseum, we walked there first. Next, we walked slowly toward Trevi Fountain. This brought us through all of the touristy sites of Rome. Rome is definitely a city to see at night time. Everything is perfectly lit up.
We got back to the hotel around 10:30 PM and got some sleep. Tomorrow, we are heading to Rimini, which will be where we visit San Marino from.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Vatican City, Lazio, Italy