A quiet and peaceful hotel allowed us to have a bit of a sleep in before heading up to the rooftop for breakfast. The hostess is a lovely Romania lady – she makes the best stewed apples, just the perfect amount of cinnamon flavour.
This lady lives in Italy with her husband and catches the bus at 3am each day to be at work by 6am. Her young child lives in Romania with maternal grandmother and she has moved to Italy to earn money so her child can be educated.
Quite a remarkable story- jobs are hard to come by in Italy but they must be much harder to get in Romania. To have to live in another country to afford sending your child to school.. How lucky we are in Australia.
From this roof top we have a 360 degree view over Rome with Vatican City in close proximity. It is a gorgeous breakfast setting and is 30 degrees at 10am
After breakfast we walked to the Vatican. So lucky we pre purchased tickets online some time ago to avoid the queues, this is a must do for anyone coming to the Vatican. The line to purchase tickets is at least 1 km.
We walked straight to the entrance and were inside ready to do our tour. It is ridiculous how big this place is, the tour is interesting but soo long – there is 8 kilometers of corridors just in the Vatican. Insane.
We stop to say our prayers at the secluded chapel, then walking the floors dodging the massive pillars. Under ground of the church we visited the tombs of the former Popes and even a Queen of Cyprus.
I order a broccoli salad to start but it arrives as boiled spinach, equally as nice but I had my taste buds set on broccoli. Tip for Rome, Broccoli means Spinach.
The pizzas do look incredible and taste just as fine; they are oval shape and served on sliders. The ingredients are really fresh. The venue is old and dated; it feels like we are sitting on a dining room table in an old village. The plates don’t match and the cutlery from many different sets, the table cloths seem out of place too. It’s 130am and the queue to enter keeps growing.
It was a pleasant stroll home and off to bed with full pizza bellies – Naughty on the health but oh well.. while in Rome.. Night x
Anna Owens is the founder of ownsit! A mama working in Community Development and Partnerships Education. Anna is a colour crazy, creativity enthusiast who loves to design, collect shoes, eat & travel.. x