Our flight landed in Rome and we spent two days there. Rome was not high on either of our must-see lists, so that was plenty of time for us. We visited just the few things we wanted: the Colosseum, the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, the Catacombs, and the many walkable streets. As I entered the dead silent Sistine Chapel I tripped over the worn stone floor, and nearly clattered head over heels. Thank goodness for still-somewhat-young-reflexes, I almost was that person. What would a poised and perfect Audrey Hepburn have thought? tsk tsk.
Our favorite part of Italy – all the walking. We loved wandering and getting lost on all of the curving narrow old streets. Everyone is out walking, talking in the street, perched on a curb eating gelato, just being a community in their beautiful (but dirty) city.
Ryan found a Triumph Scrambler, one of his top two bike picks. He was only drooling a little bit.
The giant one-piece granite pillars of the Pantheon.
We consumed quite a bit of gelato during our visit.
Walking to visit the Catacombs.
Oh you know, just walking on the Appia Antica that the Romans built. No biggie.
A visit to all the greats in the Vatican Museum.
We ate alot of blood oranges over the week. We weren’t quite sure if we were supposed to be eating in the Vatican courtyard, but nobody stopped us…so:
The immense columns of St Peter’s Square
Really really immense
The square is also immense.