Speaking of hot Roman weather….According to Google Maps, L and I walked a whopping 5 kilometers from our hostel to the Vatican City in somewhere between 1-2 hours, under the blazing summer sun. Silly us, we thought we only walked a mile or so. It was a beautiful day though, with blue skies and an occasional breeze. The only caveat about going to the Vatican City on such a hot day is covering up enough to enter St. Peter’s Basilica–no shorts or miniskirts, no bare shoulders or knees. More on St. Peter’s Basilica later.
Our original plan was to get a Roma Pass, which covers free entry to two of five Rome attractions as well as free travel on public transportation, but because we only planned to stay there for about two days, we forewent that and walked everywhere instead. Everywhere. From our hostel on the far east side of Rome to the Vatican City. Vatican City to the Colosseum. Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain. Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon.You get the idea. On the bright side, it was a great way to explore and appreciate the charm of the city.
Also, I’m quickly running out of processed photos to post so things are going to be a bit slow while I get through a couple of exams in the next few weeks!