The Vatican

Day two in Rome has been a lot more productive and exciting. We were up nice and early, mainly because of the timezone, and booked the shuttle to the Vatican.

When we arrived we found that the shuttle had dropped us off in a side street with The Vatican nowhere to be seen and the map sitting on one of our beds. We tried to follow other people who had gotten off the bus but it turned out they were just as lost as us. So we bought a map. You would think that would be the answer, right? Wrong.

We took a wrong turn and did almost a full lap of the outside of The Vatican before ending up at the wrong entrance and having to continue onto the right one, on the other side. The one we started at.

In our wander though, we stopped at a nice cafe then had the best gelato of our lives. No exaggeration. I wasn’t that much of a fan of gelato until I realised it must have been made wrong and that the Italian way is the perfect way.

After our trip to heaven, we skipped the line that was two streets long and awed our way through The Vatican. The amount of detail, work and money that has been put into it is unbelievable. I’ve never taken so many photos of ceilings in my life. I’ll admit that I’m quite the amateur when it comes to knowledge behind The Vatican but regardless, it was beautiful.

 

Check out The Vatican pics or browse the Europe 2016 gallery!

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