We had tickets for the Vatican museum for 3pm (pre-paid to avoid the line that extended out the doors and wrapped around the block), so once we were free, we booked it to the museum! By the time we got there, we were hot and beat. We kind of wandered around just gazing at things as we drug our feet behind us, and eventually my mom and I just couldn't take it anymore and stopped at a bench to rest while my dad and brother went on to see the Sistine Chapel.
After about 20 minutes, we decided we had enough energy to march on to the chapel, but it turns out that the journey required more energy than we had thought (and hoped). I have never been in such a big crowd or seen as many people squeezed into one room as I did on the way to the chapel. The endless hallways lined with paintings and tapestries were beautiful, but made us feel like we were on a wild goose chase. The details in the ceilings was especially incredible.
We had a hard time finding a place for dinner, but I eventually settled on some flatbread pizza for my meal! It had fresh tomatoes, roasted zucchini, and roasted mushrooms with globs of fresh mozzarella. Much better than the pizza I had the first night! I also had a side of sautéed chicory (spinach).
I hope everyone has a great day! <3