I did, however, walk all the 551 steps up St. Peter’s Basilica.
The view was absolutely worth it.
As was the canoli that followed.
What impressed me the most was the Sistine Chapel (there’s no photography allowed in there, shame!). I really felt like I could stand there for hours and just stare. The Vatican Museums were amazing as well; the amount of people there, however, was insane. I’m pretty sure some of the people who wanted to buy their tickets on the spot are still queueing there now and there were several people inside who suffered a panic attack. There is just a massive sea of people there and you basically can’t stop because they keep pushing you to move forward all the time.
After lunch (we had pasta in this little restaurant which I loved and would absolutely recommend and a short stop at the hotel we headed out again.
The Spanish steps were calling!
To tell you the truth, this was the real reason why we went out that afternoon.
We had heard so much about their Tiramisu and we had to test it ourselves.
We’d thought about sharing but luckily we decided against it because I don’t think I’d be able to share this with anyone. It was heavenly, hands down the best Tiramisu I’ve ever had. (We went to this particular Pompi’s but there are more of them around Rome!)
All blissed out, we rushed through the streets of Rome because it was getting late and there was still something we wanted to see.
It is just stunning.
I hung around Raphael’s tomb for a while.
Then we took some pictures outside.
And we walked back, taking the scenic route.
We took a little detour via Piazza Navona, just to see how stunning it is in the evening light.
Who doesn’t love a Roman sunset.
Such beautiful light!
And that’s that for day two. On our third day we went to explore Ostia Antica. Stay tuned!