Today we got up early, headed to the market and made our usual little breakfast sandwiches. And then we headed off for St. Peter’s Basilica inside the Vatican. I am quite glad that we split the Vatican up the way we did because it is quite a lot to look at all at once and I reckon even most the enthusiastic of historians would want to sit down and have a break after the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum which we did on our second day in Rome. The queue once again was short and we had a lovely time looking at the beautiful ceilings.
We went back to out favourite place – the old town (Campo Di’ Fiori) for lunch at Ai Balestrari. We managed to sit outside in glorious sunshine and got a cracking lunch deal which certainly made up for our troubles the previous day. For €10 each we got a drink (soft or alcoholic), bruschetta, and a lovely plate of pasta – I had a fresh pesto dish.
We wandered a little to the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. The fountain was packed but I was so excited I didn’t mind. Alex wasn’t so sure why I was so excited for the Trevi fountain but then again he hadn’t grown up watching Lizzie McGuire! We each threw a penny (or should I say, cent) into the fountain as good luck, and who knows maybe we will return to Rome one day. We found a piazza to absorb the sun in before heading back to our wonderful hotel, checking out, heading to the Termini and then to the airport.