12th of April, 2016 – Last day in Rome

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.

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Outside the Vatican

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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.

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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.

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