After our anticlimax visit to the Vatican, we walked up a hill to a big green door. As we looked through the keyhole we had a perfect view of of the Vatican Cathedral. It's hard to explain, but believe me when I say it is amazing and someone very clever created it... Michaelangelo! Scott spent about 20 minutes at the keyhole trying to perfect the photo, so that will definately be part of the slideshow when we get home!
Scott's advice to you when you visit is to walk a little away from the tourist hubs to eat. We found a quiet traditional Italian restaurant for lunch and sat on a cute street with a vine covered pergola. Very Italian, but I don't know how to describe it! We shared some wine, carbonara, marinara spaghetti and chocolate fondue! YUM!
Next, we wandered through the Pantelin, the ruins of where Rome began. The age and craftmanship of the ruins was gobsmacking (running out of descriptive words, sorry). After strolling through this huge area of old shops, huts and emperor homes for 2 and a half hours with no English explanation, I will admit that I had sore feet and was a little bored (ie. ready for a game of hide and seek Deebsie!).
After finding some more energy, we walked the streets for a little longer, climbing the famous Spanish Steps and playing photographer, before enjoying another delicious Italian meal and heading home for a much needed early night! Arriverderci Rome!