I also was surprised today when I learned that for a city that is constantly crowded with tourists they take their pausa pranzo (lunch break) very seriously. From about 12:00pm to 2:30pm every church is closed. From 2:30pm to 5:00pm every restaurant is closed. It's crazy! For a girl coming from the 24- hour city of Las Vegas its hard to imagine being closed in the middle of the day!
Here are some of the sites we saw today...
|The Trevi Fountain and the 100s of tourists|
|making a wish!|
|The cutest old couple trying to stay dry in the middle of a rain storm.|
|The first church we visited.|
|Don't know what this is called, but it was massive!|
|The inside of the Basilica d'Maria in Araceoli|
|I offered up a prayer for all of you today! May our Blessed Mother watch over and protect you.|
|First Gelato in Roma!|
|Tiramisu Gelato. Delicious! And is that the papal seal on the cone?|
That's all for now... Till we meet again, Ciao!