We started off our second day in Rome at the Vatican. The first stop was the Vatican Museum. Let me start by saying that if you have never been the the Vatican Museum I strongly suggest getting a tour guide. There is so much to see and it is impossible to see everything (unless you plan on spending a few days there) so it is best to get a guide that will show you and tell you about some of the more important pieces. Before you walk into the museum you get a glimpse of the Vatican Gardens. They can only be accessed via a private tour so we did not get to go but we were able to get a nice glimpse from up above.
The Vatican Museum tour ended in the Sistine Chapel. Although this was my second time in Rome this was my first time at the Sistine Chapel. Although it was not exactly what I expected it was beautiful. It is amazing to think the time and patience that went into creating such a wonderful masterpiece. Unfortunately pictures taking is no longer allowed in the Sistine Chapel therefore I did not include any pictures. Our next stop was St. Peter's Basilica.
St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been too. This was my second time visting but it felt as if it was my first. It's hard to take it all in when you first walk in. We spent hours walking around and just admiring everything around us.
After Vatican City we decided to take a break from site seeing and headed over to Travestere for lunch. It is such a great place to roam around not to mention how yummy (and cheap) our lunch was. We ordered Pizza, beer and wine and spent the better part of our afternoon eating and drinking. Nothing gets better than that.
Our last stop of the day was the Pantheon. We were exhausted by then so I don't have much to say about it other I was happy to finally find a place to sit.