St Peter's Basilica, Rome

Given the length of my earlier entry I shall keep this brief. This church is huge, and you may recall our visit to Montreal where we saw the replica a quarter of its size and thought it was big. Again it was hard to think of the building as place of spiritual worship for Catholics given the hundreds of tourists snapping away. It was however a good example of Roman architecture and gives you an idea of how grand a vision the Roman people had.

After our visit to the Basillica we walked to the Pantheon followed
by lunch and a gelato. While lined up in Barcelona for dinner, we had chatted to a guy from Rome. He recommended a gelato place called Blue Ice. Of course Rome has a gelato store on every corner so we didn’t expect to find it. However, tired and hot we turned down a quiet street near the Piazza Nivona and what should we see but Blue Ice. He was right, it was great gelato!

– Gemma


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