Tiff had too much to drink tonight so this installment is brought to you by Jeffie.
The Church and The Park
Monday was Church day as we took our tour of the Vatican. We toured the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square. Tiff snuck a covert picture of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It's on her iPhone. She'll post it later. Bad Tiffany! Lots of cool artifacts and history including a real Egyptian mummy.
My best imitation of Augustus Caesar's "Addressing the troops" poseHad dinner last night at one of the outdoor ristorantes down one of the alleyways from Piazza de Spagna. Spaghetti with meatballs for me and Lasagna for the Tiffany. Tiramisu for dessert. Washed it all down with some white wine.
Tiffany stares down a monkey statue at the Vatican Museum
Today, we decided to take a stroll down a different direction and wound up briefly checking out Piazza del Popolo and then on to the Borghese Gardens. Went for a leisurely stroll through this nice park, took some pictures of the views, and had a small lunch at a cafe in the park. Dinner was at another outdoor cafe. We both had the Fettuccine alla Bolognese with some white wine. Tiff followed this up with 2 shots of Limoncello, which were given to her for free.
Tiff at Borghese Gardens looking out over the city
Love the location of the hotel. Right at the top of the Spanish Steps, so it's convenient to just walk out into Rome. The downside is it's at the TOP of the Spanish Steps. Tiff barely made it to the top tonight. Of course the 1/4 liter of wine and 2 shots of Limoncello might have had something to do with that.
Tiff on her way back to the hotel after dinner, wine, and limoncello
Tomorrow it's off to Florence via train. We've decided to take a guided tour of Tuscany on Thursday. We'll go to Siena, St. Gimignano, and Pisa. Sounds like fun! Hopefully the rain will hold off for a little longer. Hope everyone on the other side of the rock is doing well.