Day 131: Sightseeing in Rome

Friday August 12, 2005

The sunshine returned for our day of sightseeing in Rome. We just walked about the city deciding to save the proper tourism (galleries, museums, Vatican City etc) for a city break out of high season. The queue for the Vatican museum was extraordinarily long.

There’s a surprisingly large amount of Roman remains dotted around the city, but not on the same scale as Pompeii, you can imagine the splendour of the city at the height of its power – it must have been an amazing place.

We had a dip in the campsite pool in the afternoon. It’s a lovely site with excellent facilities, the pizza in the restaurant is pretty good too and we should know, we’ve eaten a lot of pizza recently.

Hot dogs and ice cream for sale outside the Vatican Museum

Hot dogs and ice cream for sale outside the Vatican Museum

Was there a big queue to get into the Vatican? …is the Pope German?

Was there a big queue to get into the Vatican? …is the Pope German?

This bridge was built in 138 AD, the angels were added in the 17th century

This bridge was built in 138 AD, the angels were added in the 17th century

The Colosseum

The Colosseum

Old style Roman buses

Old style Roman buses

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