Day 282 – Rome, Italy

We spent our last day in Rome by visiting Vatican City and the northern part of Old Rome. We intentionally saved our visit to the Vatican for Sunday in order to witness the massive crowds of pilgrims who gather in the Piazza San Pietro for the pope’s blessing at noon. Although we missed the actual blessing by 15 minutes (due to the incredibly overcrowded metro this morning), we did make it in time to see the Piazza be occupied by thousands of worshipers. It was quite a scene. After the crowds dissipated, we waited in line for about 20 minutes to enter St. Peter’s Basilica where we saw the tomb of John Paul II and Michelangelo’s Pieta (a true masterpiece). Rome has been a real treat for us over the past three days, it is an incredible city.

(Piazza San Pietro)

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(St. Peter’s Basilica)

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Michelangelo’s Pieta

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(Castel San Angelo)

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(Mausoleo di Augusto)

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(Trinita dei Monti)

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(Various scenes from Rome)

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(Italian gelato… so yummy!)

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2 Responses to “Day 282 – Rome, Italy”

  1. Rome is, indeed, a magnificent treasure trove!

    Despite the cooler temps here, the gelato looks great!

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