Rome Trip – Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St Peters Basilica

1. Trip Over
2. Sightseeing in Rome Day 1
3. Sightseeing in Rome Day 2
4. Sightseeing in Rome Day 3
5. Review of Boscolo Palace Roma in Rome
6. Review of Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center
7. Review of Rome Marriott Park Hotel
8. Sightseeing in Rome Day 4
9. Review of Holiday Inn Camden Lock
10. Food in London
11. Activities in London

The itinerary for sightseeing on day 4 was Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St Peters Basilica. We started off early in the morning with the first stop being the Vatican Museum.

The Vatican Museum was hot and very crowded and frankly a bit underwhelming compared to some of the other museums.

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One fun part of the Vatican is visting the post office there where you can purchase postcards and buy stamps to mail out and get a Vactican City stamp on.

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Next, we walked directly to the Sistine Chapel. It’s really crowded, we sat down on the edges. You’re not supposed to take pictures though people did anyways. The guards were continually yelling at people to stop taking pictures. As this is a church, guards kept yelling “be quiet” in English and people weren’t listening to them. Overall, we liked galleria borghese more than the vatican.

The Museo Dell Ara Pacis had an expensive entry fee for what the museum actually is. It’s air conditioned and interesting if you have extra. If you’re running tight on time, don’t go out of your way for this one.

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After visting those museums, we moved on to just looking around Rome.

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A master honing his craft

A master honing his craft

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I personally enjoyed getting spaghetti alla carbonara – but the people we were with found this highly amusing that of all the Italian food we could eat, that I picked such a simple dish.

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Nothing elicits a fight quite like which gelato in Rome is the best. A lot of people have their own personal preferences and in fact in previous visits I was convinced that Blue Ice was the best.

Following Rick Steeve’s advice, we had some gelato from Giolitti this time and I can safely say that I will never go back to Blue Ice.

There was such a taste different between this gelato than others I had tried.

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Strawberry and Lemon combined!

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After several days of seeing all of the historical sites and museums in Rome, it was time to head out to London for my wife’s first trip there.

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