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The world’s smallest country

September 3, 2016
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Up early, past our fountain to grab some breakky-on-the-go…

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to the Vatican Museums…

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whist inside was all incredible, the highlights being the Egyptian Museum (with a real mummy!) and for me…surprise surprise – I loved the map room!

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and of course the Sistine Chapel where we couldn’t take photos unfortunately – so here is a picture from Wikipedia for our memories sake.

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Lunch at the yummy Pasta-to-Go

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Then St Peter’s Square

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Then the afternoon in St Peter’s Basillica, starting with the 551 stairs climb to the dome for a beautiful view over Roma

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Then around the beautiful and ornate Basilica

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Including Michelangelo’s Pieta

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Then the crypt where the popes and St Peter the Apostle is buried.
(but you are not allowed to take pictures down there)

Noting the Vatican guards

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and other cool things

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Noting the pilgrims for Mother Teresa canonization tomorrow!

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Then the magical walk back to our apartment.

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With a little actually long stop for *cocktails hour* as we’d had such a huge day 🙂
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(even the bathroom in this place was cool – see the last pic!)
It is still 32 degrees at 5-6pm at night – we love this place!

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Down time and then dinner 🙂

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A walk around town including

Spanish Steps

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Seeing wonderful shop windows
(and having to explain to Elimena what designer label and prices are…as she fell in love with the fashion in the windows. Oh my!)

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A gelato stop…

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Piazza del Polpo

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And home 🙂

One Comment leave one →
  1. Lee permalink
    January 14, 2017 6:14 pm

    great photos, looks like you saw absolutely everything.

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