In Rome , there are lots of things to see and admire. It is a wonderful place and a few days of sightseeing does not do the place any justice. Nonetheless, with the time we have allocated, we have attempted to do our best.
Yesterday we visited the Vatican which is only a short stroll from our apartment. If you ever wish to visit the Vatican, it is best to pre-book tickets as the queues stretch for as far as the eye can see! Pre-booking is a little more expensive but ensures hassle free entry. Mind you, that is all it ensures! Once in you have to fight the crowds. Our expectation was to take our time absorbing the art and culture but unfortunately the mass crowds prevented that from happening. We enjoyed the Sistine Chapel though, and the kids got a descent dose of holiness. The Sistine Chapel was the only place they didn't fight!
Today was spent at the Colosseum. We didn't go inside because the crowds were huge, once again, and the kids didn't have an interest. The Colosseum, for me, is a highlight and I always love seeing it.
This is our final night in Rome and also the last edition of our holiday blog. We have had a fantastic time and we have enjoyed every stage of this trip especially the times with family and friends where we really played the part of the Five Greedy Italians! We also enjoyed having fun with Dahlsen and we know you did too! Thanks for your comments along the way and, more importantly, thanks for bothering to read the blog. We hope that we have made it interesting! We look forward to filling in the gaps when we see you at home.