A knock on our door brings breakfast in bed, a simple tray of toast, crackers, butter, cheese, and coffee.
We catch a tram, then a bus, and then pay for a hop-on/hop-off tour bus for the next 2 days. The first stop we make is the St. Peters Basilica and the Holy City.
St Peters is massive in size, grandeur and historical importance, and is NOT to be missed when visiting Rome. The line to get in is also massive, so Faith scrounged up a local Panini to enjoy while waiting.
We climbed over 500 stairs to get the amazing panoramic view from the cupola, but it was well worth the effort.
As you climb higher the walls start coming in on you.
One of my favorite views in Rome
The Pope's House
The way down, many parts of the up are the same.
After seeing it from the top we had to check out the interior, but we got yelled at when Faith laid on the floor to catch a great angle for a picture.
I was trying to get more of the alter along with the dome when I got yelled at. I think the employee thought I was trying to nap or something.
The Victor Emmanuel Monument
Back on to the tour bus for a few more stops so we could explore the area around Trevi Fountain.
We threw some coins in the fountain to ensure our return trip,
ate some local gelato twice (gluttony doesn't count on vacation),
and walked down to the Pantheon.
I love the Pantheon. It's one of my most favorite buildings in Rome. I love how you walk down these narrow streets and just all the sudden come upon it. I love the feeling when you find it.
After having our fill of history, we found a delicious restaurant for some more substantial food after some souvenir shopping.
Doesn't it look like my risotto is trying to get me?
After dinner we wandered over to the Piazza Navona. It's another place that I love and artists hang out there at night.
A long walk and a bus ride later we are back in the area of our hotel, but because it is still pretty early, we decide to get some wine, mozzarella and prosciutto for a snack while we watch movies on my laptop. I LOVE ROME!