Thursday, July 13, 2017

Gallivanting Around Rome

These pictures are of Rome, first arrival and a night ride to the Vatican...the climb up the dome of St Peter's in the Vatican City the next morning after standing in line to get in and pass metal detectors, the new reality in a world of terrorism. All 515 steps climbed in a series of contortionist stairs progressively worse the tighter the cupola gets higher up. Also a pause in the roof where souvenirs and refreshments are sold and where there are...toilets. Then inside St Peter's followed by some outside views and photos of Swiss Guards etc...and then we rode rented Vespa 300s to lunch well outside the walls in a restaurant built around Roman walls made with discarded pottery