Since we didn’t make it to the Sistine Chapel the day we visited the Vatican City, we made another trip down that way and checked out the Vatican Museum, which carries an amazing collection. My favourite was the Egyptian and Tapestry ones, the Raphael Rooms were pretty awe inspiring too. There was art even on the floor.
They make you walk through all the different museums before you get to the Sistine Chapel, which is really tiny compared to the St. Peter’s Basilica and the other rooms. Nonetheless, Michaelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling was still a sight to behold. Apparently, you aren’t suppose to take any pictures, no one said anything to me and the usual trigger happy me managed to get one picture before a tour guide told me I wasn’t suppose to take any :p
After that it was dinner at the Piazza Navona, where my Dad got a caricature of himself done. The fountain I wanted to check out was being worked on so there was nothing to see there. All in all, it’s a nice place to hang out and hang out with buskers keeping everyone entertained.
With dinner out of the way, we had our last scoop of gelato in Rome and strolled to the Pantheon. Another ancient marvel with columns so huge, I just had to stand there and wonder what life must have been like as an ancient Roman.
So long Rome, we’re off to Florence tomorrow. My Mum can’t wait for the shopping in the factory outlets 🙂 In a nutshell, I’d come back to Rome. It’s a lovely city with something to look at in every corner and of course, great food too 🙂 I think the next time I come back, I’d even do the same sights again … that’s how much I’ve enjoyed it all.