More from Rome
Monday saw us off on the Metro over to the Vatican City again.... this time to visit the Museum and the Sistine Chapel. - together with what seem hundreds and thousands of other tourists.... we queued for one hour to get into the museum... standing in the hot sun for part of the time. The water sellers were doing a roaring trade...
Still it was worth it..... the treasures on the way to the Sistine Chapel are stunning... as were the Raphael rooms.... his paintings nearly rival Michelangleo's. The mosaics on the floor also took my eye. And then the Sistine Chapel - it was amazing. It was packed shoulder to shoulder with everyone's turned upwards.
Later in the day we visited Piazza de Papolo - where there are twin churches on one side of the square. Along one of the other sides are steps up to a terrace and the Pinician Hill where there are lovely gardens. From the terrace there is a superb view of the city
As you can see, it was a lovely sunny day.... by 10pm it was still around 24 degrees C... I totally enjoyed the Rome weather.
The next morning I did a lot of window shopping down the street with all the famous shops - Prada, Versace, Chanel etc. All outside my price range, but oh so lovely to dream. The day was amazingly hot and humid... at 1pm it hit 32 degrees C, but cooled down shortly after to around 29 degrees. Which was just as well, as we did a walking tour around Ancient Rome.......
But that's for the next episode... so till tomorrow.... Ciao