So I decided that I should do some recaps, because i like talking about myself and the things I do.
We got to Rome, Italy Friday (May 16) at around 10 pm. We got to our hotel (The Hearth Hotel in Rome… Can’t Recommend This Place Enough!) and after dropping off our bags we walked to the closest open restaurant.
Francisco I. (sadly I can’t find the website).
So good. Especially after being delayed forever and then not eating on the plane and being exhausted. It was good to put food in our bellies, and it didn’t hurt that it was by far the best pizza I’ve ever had.
We went to sleep rather quickly and woke to find the Vatican bustling.
Yes, that is the Vatican, right outside our window. YES THAT IS THE LINE TO GET IN.
Because Jason is uber smart, he booked a skip the line tour of the Vatican and it’s grounds so we didn’t have to wait!
I would have taken pictures inside the Sistine Chapel, but because it is a holy sacred place, no photographs are allowed. A Japanese company came recently to restore the ceiling by meticulously cleaning and repainting portions to bring it back to it’s original (or as much as it can be) state.
Here is a picture that doesn’t do it justice at all:
The Vatican only took like half the day, so we set out to see other things…
We then decided to walk around a bit, find food, and go about our day. We met this guy…
He was kind of broken up that we wouldn’t stay and chat…
We were then swindled. This always freaking happens. We were walking through a court yard, this guy gave me roses, and then told Jason to give him money. I tried to give them back and it didn’t work. Then another guy came up did the same thing, and then took more money. We spent 30 Euros on crappy roses.
After this lesson, anyone who approached me got a “NO. GO AWAY.” Jason would laugh because I went from nice American to “YOU’RE NOT TAKING MORE MONEY FROM ME.”
This lasted the rest of the trip…
We had an amazing dinner from the Restaurant down the street (Crap… what was the name… I suck at this).
We went back to the hotel, tucked ourselves in and went to sleep happily.
Tomorrow we go to the Colosseum!