John and I arrived into Rome pretty late, and when we got there . . . we needed to figure out how to get to the hotel from the airport. We considered taking a cab, but a bus ride to the termini was a lot more inexpensive. When we got to the termini, we were going to take a cab to the hotel, but the cab driver tripped to rip us off! He wanted to charge us 20 euros or so to go less than a mile. We decided to walk it with our luggage, and we didn’t get mug! Thank god.
When we finally made it to Hotel Esposizione, we found out our room wasn’t as nice as the one in Paris, but it was a lot bigger . . . as in high ceilings. The shower was super tiny though!
After we settled down, we went to find something to eat. We found a nearby restaurant. And it was just okay.
The next morning, we woke up early to walk to Vatican City which was a little under two miles from our hotel. It was a horrible walk since it was extremely humid, and we were wearing long pants since the Vatican had a strict dress code (which we found out they didn’t quite enforce!). Also, we got madly lost trying to find the general admissions area. We must have walked around the entire Vatican City twice before we found our way. And we were grouchy!
This was the only picture I got of the Sistine Chapel, and it’s not my best shot! Haha They didn’t allow photography in this chapel, but I tried to sneak a photo without getting caught.
The only place to eat in the Vatican City was this cafe, and it wasn’t delicious at all! The salad was dry and it didn’t even come with any dressing! The only thing good about the meal was the fruit salad and the water. The spiral staircase was amazing to see in person.
Fountains and water throughout the city of Rome which means you can drink from it and fill up your water bottles! It was so fresh and cold! After visiting Vatican City, we stopped at the Pantheon which is a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. It was crazy packed and there were signs warning tourists of pick-pocketers.
Afterwards we met up with Jenny and Dan back in the hotel before we headed out again to see the infamous Trevi Fountain. Of course all the tourists were all crowding around it. Nearby we dined at this pizza place Jenny found online. It was so delicious, but the pasta was to die for! I wish I could go back and get some of it again! And for dessert, we stopped by a gelato place. Gelato in Rome…generic, right? Ha.
To end our evening, we went to the Spanish Steps. And of course, it was crazy packed as well with people. We walked up the steps, and the sun was setting on Rome, and the view was so gorgeous. What perfect timing!
Via Nazionale 66, Monti
Rome, 00184 Italy+390648913029
St Peter’s Basilica
Sistine Chapel at the Vatican Museum
L’Archetto di Fontana di Trevi
Via dell’Archetto 26, 00187 Roma
Il Gelato di San Crispino
Via della Panetteria, 42
00187 Rome, Italy
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