We decided to go to Vatican City, which fun fact is actually classed as the smallest country in the world. The queues are always crazy, so we decided to wake up earlier to ensure we were all ready before breakfast. We managed to get ready, eat our breakfast and set off at 9:30am. We decided to get the train as we thought it would be easier and quicker than walking, so we headed to Spagna station.
We arrived at the Vatican City around 10:15am and headed straight to the queue. We knew it would be quite a wait, but it thankfully only took us 40 minutes to get in, when it can normally take at least 1 hour. It cost us 17 euros for entry, which isn’t bad at all considering the size of the place and how much there is to see.
We spent a good few hours exploring, looking at all the artefacts in the museums, the amazing hand crafted rooms especially the intricate ceilings and visiting the Sistine Chapel, which is another must see in Rome.
We then headed to St Peters Basilica, which was certainly one of the most amazing places and another highlight of the trip. It was so beautiful and I couldn’t believe how big the square was.
By this point we were starting to get hungry, so headed to find a restaurant nearby. We found a restaurant close to St Peters that served gluten free pizza, so we decided to go there. Ben ordered a gluten free margarita, with an Aperol Spritz to drink of course and I went for a pizza that had parma ham and tomatoes, with a Sex on the Beach to drink. The pizza was so good, and definitely one of my favourites from the trip, I just wish I had took a picture of it.
After we had eaten, we decided to go to Castle Sant’Angelo. It was only 5 euros each for entry with being students, which was so cheap and so worth the money. The Castle was amazing and definitely worth visiting. There was so much to see and I couldn’t believe how big it was. I learnt so much that I never knew before, for example the pope had a secret tunnel that went all the way to Vatican City which he would use in terms of a crisis. The views from the top over the city were incredible also, even though I can’t kept panicking about how high up we were.
After we had been to the Castle we headed back to the hotel. We decided to stay in for the night, so we got into our pjs and watched the telly. It was nice to have some chill time after all the walking around we had done and we were both so tired from the last few days, so an early night was needed for both of us.
I am certainly getting the holiday blues while writing these posts, I wish I was still in Rome. Stay tuned for the 4th and final day of our time in Rome.
Thanks for reading!