I am exhausted! I spent the entire day dashing around, getting intimately acquainted with the Roman Metro system and seeing some amazing things.
I left my room this morning after a simple breakfast of tea and bread with butter and jam. It was too early to use the hop-on-hop-off bus so I bought a metro ticket and made my way to Vatican City. Vatican City was amazing and I am going to write a post about it, but I am way too tired to do it justice tonight, so remind me to tell you about the Raphael rooms, the Sistine Chapel, the Swiss Guards and St. Peter’s Basilica.
After spending the morning at Vatican City I caught the metro to Piazza Barbareni to go the catacombs. We stopped at three different locations: The Catacomb of Domitilla, The Church of San Clemente, and the Cripta Dei Cappuccini. All three of these were amazing and I am going to write separately about them later this week.
I made the classic mistake of wearing new shoes today and after 12 hours of walking around my feet are mangled; I literally had to limp back to my room! Before I made it back to my room I had to stop for dinner in the square. I found a very cute little restaurant that served a fantastic potato, bean and tarragon soup that was perfect after such a long day. I also had a salmon and gorgonzola lasagna which was surprising and tasty.
Now I am back in my room and ready for bed. As tempted as I am to include a picture of my feet to show off my war wounds, I will not do that to you. Instead, here is a picture of a very cool piece of street art I found in the little square my room overlooks.
Tomorrow I am traveling back to ancient Rome when I visit the Coliseum!