30.11.2007 - 03.12.2007
Our three days in Rome were a prime example of how to be a speed tourist. There is just so much to do and see and we were determined to fit all in to the time we had.
The first morning was spent going round Vatican City. We were just going to mosey round ourselves but the line to get in was huge so we allowed ourselves to get hawked by one of the guides outside. He was pretty funny and insisted that we looked like students. So we got the whole 3 hour tour for only 10 euors more than the entry fee.
The Vatican museums are pretty impressive, statues galore and the detail that has gone into everything (floors ceiling and walls) is pretty mind boggiling. We asked why all of the male statues had their wee wees broken off to which Andrei (the guide) replied one of the more ‘conservative’ popes went around knocking them all off because he thought it was pornographic. Anyway, big thumbs up to Andrei (if your going there he’s the 6 ft 4 bald guy).
So as per our speed tourist plan we walked past the Spanish Steps, they were ok but crammed full of people.
and then jaime got lost, but no worries soon back on track
We flew passed the Trevi Fountain, which was very cool and again packed full of people
We threw a coin over our shoulder which apparently means you will return to Rome again
Next on the list was the Pantheon, Oldest and best preserved ancient Roman building in Rome. And surprise surprise it was also packed full of people. Still another thing seen another thing done.
The next day of speed touristing was spent going around the Colleseum and Roman Forum.
And of course at the end of each day we were going out for pizza and insanely cheap wine.
lots to do and entriley possible to do it in the time we had.