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Monday, August 10, 2015

Rome Day Three


On our third day in Rome, we had a tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Again, it was way too hot to even wear makeup and I had to wear jeans and a t-shirt because women aren't allowed to show their knees or shoulders inside the Sistine Chapel. People start lining up early and the lines get really long, but if you have a ticket beforehand you can just go in. Our tour guide walked us through the Vatican and out into a beautiful courtyard where they this huge sculpture called "Srefa con Srefa" or "The Sphere within a Sphere", which is part of a series of bronze sculptures placed in various cities around the world. There were also photos of all of the paintings inside the Sistine Chapel so you could learn about them before you went in because you also aren't allowed to speak in there.

The Chapel is actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be and everyone kind of crams into the center and stands there in silence to sort of just take everything in. If you do speak, there are guards in the front to tell you to "shhhh". It was very surreal to see it though, it's one of those things that you learn about in school but never expect to actually see. The paintings are really extraordinary and you would need all day to take in all of the details. After that, we walked over to St. Peter's Basilica, which is one of the largest churches in the world. Although there are a ton of tourists inside, it still acts as a legitimate church where the locals can go to pray. We spent a good hour walking around while our tour guide told us about all of the different statues and such.

When you leave the church, you go out into this huge courtyard called St. Peter's Square, which has a giant Egyptian obelisk in the center as well as a large fountain. While we were waiting for the bus, there were a bunch of older ladies dressed in all black (apparently gypsies) trying to collect money, which was interesting because the whole time I was there, everyone kept going on about how there are pickpockets everywhere and people that try to distract you with small children while they rob you, and this was the first I saw of that. It's slightly creepy how they just sort of come up behind you without saying anything and shove a dish in your face. Anyway, we went back to the hotel after that and decided to rest for a bit and get room service for lunch (see photo of more pizza at the end).

Then we ventured off to the Spanish Steps, where's theres a square called Piazza di Spagna, which has restaurants and really good shopping. We had pasta for dinner and of course gelato, and just walked around and looked in some shops for a while. The sun was starting to go down so the weather got a lot nicer and it was so lovely to explore all of the little side streets. In better weather, you could honestly just walk around for hours turning down random streets and finding new things. Eventually everything started closing so we went back to the hotel and called it a night.




Fourth and final day coming soon!

Danielle

104 comments:

  1. Love this little Rome Diary! The pictures really look amazing and sounds as you had a lot of fun (even with the heat)! Looking forward to the fourth day!

    Bisous, Marye
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    1. Thank you! Look out for it early next week!

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  2. your trip looks incredible! So jealous it looks fantasitc. Love the pics :)

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  3. Stunning photos, I'd love to visit some day x


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  4. rome looks so fun i wanna go! you really took such lovely pics too.

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  5. Beautiful pictures. Looks like a fun trip.
    Enjoy!

    X,
    Kirsten
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  6. I love your trip post and Rome such a beautiful city, nice outfit too! :)


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  7. I'm sooo jealousss you're in Rome!!!
    I've always wanted to go because of beautiful food and architecture!

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

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    1. It was amazing, I would love to go back!

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  8. Wonderful photos! I am so envious, I would love to visit Rome some day xx

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  9. lovely impressions, jealous that you're in Rome, I've never been!

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  10. Love this photos! The food looks amazing, and Rome sounds so lovely!
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    Pili

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  11. Stunning. These photos are just stunning. I am so jealous!

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  12. I have been in Rome in May..this is amazing city.One of the most beautiful! Nice post
    <3

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  13. I am a sucker for travel post like these. And you make me want to visit Rome so badly! Amazing photography and post. I bet Rome is one of the most beautiful cities :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thanks so much! It was amazing, hopefully you can go one day :)

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  14. Love posts like these, especially Rome as it's one of my favourite places in the world! Also oh my, that pizza looks so delicious!!

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    1. They have the best pizza! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. Wow, these pics are breathtaking! Wonderful trip :) Started follow you for more interesting posts!
    Kisses
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  16. Wow , everything sure does look amazing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  17. Your photos really make me want to go to Rome soon!
    Loving your photo diary posts :D

    Joana x
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  18. Italy <3

    Rome is a must! I'm glad you are having fun!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  19. Great pictures! I loved Rome !

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  20. Beautiful photos and you are so pretty!

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  22. Always wanted to visit Rome, your photos are beautiful! Looks like you had the best time :)

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  24. Nice photos! Two years ago I stood there, too =)

    Love, Héloise
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  25. Amazing photos. That ice cream and pizza.... Yummy!!!

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  26. These photos are stunning! By the way, great blog dear!
    xx

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  27. wow what a beautiful place Rome is! I love the architecture, and that pizza looks delicious :)

    Metallic Paws

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  28. Awww, beautiful pics! I wanna go to Rome ASAP now..The icecream looks so cute :)

    x Stefanie
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    1. Hopefully you can one day! The gelato was the best part :)

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  29. Really great pictures!
    Such stunning views <3
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  30. You look so chic lovely, and these are such gorgeous photo's. Definitely making me want to up and leave and head to Rome! :)

    Elle
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  31. I really want to visit all these amazing places in Rome, you're so lucky!! Also that pizza at the end looks DELISH

    Velveteencockroach

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    1. So good! Hopefully you can one day :)

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  32. The photos you took are absolutely breathtaking! Even looking at them on a computer screen is very overwhelming, I couldn't imagine being able to experience it all in person (not to mention the food looks DELISH!).

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    1. This is so nice thank you! It was a really incredible experience :)

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  33. Great post! Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

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  34. Gorgeous pictures! Hope you had an awesome time :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  35. Wow Rome looks absolutely amazing. I really want to visit Rome myself one day. Really lovely photos.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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  36. I have always wanted to go to Rome, such history and architecture. Beautiful. photos.
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    1. It's amazing, hopefully you can one day! Thank you :)

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  37. Beautiful photos! Rome looks amazing from your perspective! :)

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    1. It was too hot to do anything else haha! Thank you :)

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  39. Rome must be awesome! Looks like you had such a fun time! And yummy ice cream! :)
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    1. It was amazing, I'd love to go back one day!

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  40. Lovely pictures, seems like a wonderful place. You look cute! :) x

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  41. Rome is just the best! Such a wonderful city. I guess it is one of my favourites. By the way love your bag!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad I got to experience it!

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  42. Your pictures are amazing! I'd love to visit Rome one day :)

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  43. You are so beautiful!
    Love the shirt

    - Adi xxo
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  44. Your photos are insane!!! This makes me want to go to Rome as soon as!!!! x

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  45. Brilliant photos! I recently went to Rome with my boyfriend and this takes me back...I miss the gelato so much!

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    1. That's awesome! The gelato was definitely the best part, I already want to go back!

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  46. I really like your layout! You hair is really nice too :) x

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  47. Ooo its's such a beautiful place! Your pictures are amazing!

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  48. Wow your blog is amazing ! (and your pictures just so beautiful) I hope one day I could visit all these amazing places :o

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