Day 1 – Rome

Posted on June 30, 2014

So Rome is pretty cool.

The day started with a walk from our apartment to Vatican City where we subsequently lined up to see St Peter’s Basilica (the enormous church). After 4 hours in the merciless sun, we finally got to go in.

This is it here:

St Peter's Church

St Peter’s Church

It was pretty empty when we arrived (about 9 in the morning), but soon enough the whole area was packed. It was a Sunday, so probably busier than usual. Also got to see The Pope come out and speak a little to everyone after the sermon things were done. Was pretty cool though I didn’t understand anything he said.

After he finished though, we got to go inside and it was very grand. Here’s just a few photos from hundreds:

After that was lunch and a huge amount of walking in extreme heat back to the apartment to recoup. Which is what we are currently doing as I write this, and boy did we need it. Thought the only thing that would help would be a Sensu Bean or PokeCenter. Had to settle for water and air conditioning, but it’s working out.

We will be heading back out later this afternoon, so might be more to come.