Rome In 48 Hours: A Photo Journal (Part Two!) | April Travel Challenge

So as promised yesterday, here is part two!  These are a selection of photos from my second full day in Rome, up until the time I left the next morning.

The Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing bus proved to be super helpful again and it actually brought me somewhere that I probably wouldn’t have visited otherwise. Which is just as well, because my plans (see, I did a little planning!) completely fell apart.

I had allocated my second day to seeing Vatican City and everything that came with it – however that rapidly fell apart when I got there and learned that THE POPE was there and as a result it was pretty much on lockdown until later in the afternoon. I opted wander around the nearby streets for a little while instead and took millions of photos before heading to the Hard Rock Cafe and back to the bus.

Fun fact – the Hard Rock Cafe near Vatican City is not allowed to sell pin badges.

So after that disappointment, I headed back to the Trevi Fountain for ice cream then found a Hard Rock Cafe which did sell badges before finding a lovely Basilica (churchy place) to explore. My evening was spent enjoying pizza and avoiding a grumpy roommate…and then the adventure was over and it was time to head home!

 

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Seagull watch, day two!

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TV crew reporting on the Pope doing his Pope thing.

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So who has made it into Vatican City? What was it like? Is it worth returning for? Let me know in the comments below!

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