We dedicated our last day in Rome to the Vatican (oh and wine.. and food.. and people watching). We woke up early(ish) and made sure to ask our hotel front desk attendant exactly how to take public transportation to Vatican City becausssee like I have said way too many times, public transportation in Rome is a bit of a hot mess.
Anyway, we arrived at The Vatican in the midst of a sauna and shook our heads as we passed through the gazillions of people who had not made reservations online and were sweating through their clothing. Silly, tourists we thought. Until we made it into the Vatican Museum and realized that it was not air conditioned. Siggghh, oh Italia. Sometimes you've just gotta shake your head and laugh, because.. that's Italy and it was a 100+ degree day with crazy humidity.
ran to every single teensy half working standing air conditioner unit we could find wandered around the museum and stared at lots of (stolen art, hey it's the truth) art and finally made our way to the Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel was unlike anything we had ever seen. There's something about walking into a room that is covered by Michelangelo's paintings that just makes you feel so little, yet overwhelmingly inspired. Oh, and the Sistine Chapel? It's air conditioned. ;)
I did take photos in the Sistine Chapel, because I was informed repeatedly that I was seriously not allowed to do so. I decided not to post them though because they didn't turn out to well. Hope yours turn out better. #ILikeBeingSneaky =P
**Insider Tip** If you manage to sneak out of the Sistine Chapel with a tour group through the Tour Group exit, instead of the regular exit, you get to take a shortcut straight into St. Peter's Basilica. This little short cut will allow you to avoid a 30 minute walk. Make it happen =P **
The Swiss Guards
St. Peter's Basilica is so beautiful, and it's most definitely air conditioned. Naturally, that helped me appreciate it a whole lot more.
Making sure to cover up =P
On our last night in Rome, we sat on the stairs of the Trevi Fountain, and shared a bottle of wine. We people watched, enjoyed our buzz, and giggled at silly tourists until
the middle of the night they kicked us out. I'll remember it as the most special time we spent in Roma.
Next on our agenda? Leaving the big city and really starting to fall in love with Italy