Today there will be a little more exploring of the city. With the bus ticket it is easy to get from A to B without to much problems.

Goal is Trastevere which is an old part of Rome with narrow streets and medieval houses. A lot of restaurants here, art places and seems to be popular with tourists, too. Walking around, can’t miss out on some geocaches and finding a place to eat some pasta. A little bot to much meat in the sauce, but the pasta was good.

After spending some time I rent one of the Lime eBikes to go towards the Vatican. The tour goes uphill (thanks to the eBike without problems) towards a viewpoint called Gianicolo where you have a great view over the city.

Passing a lot of nice houses/villas on the way. A little bit of light rain. Downhill it is just rolling and using the breaks. I don’t want to think about the rental fee, but it was worth it. Down again I have to find the best way to get to a place where I am allowed to park the bike, since the Vatican is a no parking area. Castel Sant’Angelo is the place. A lot of street vendors here trying to sell all kinds of useless stuff.

View from Gianicolo

Now it is time to check out where the entrance to the Vatican museum is. I have bought tickets online in advance since they sold out fast. A guided tour early in the morning and I want to know where to go. It is quite a way around the city, but I found it.

Now I have some time to kill and that is mostly people watching standing in cue for the basilica. I set up a geocaching event at the fountain in the middle of the square. And I got some attendance, Two from Italy, a German family from Jena and a guy from Latvia living in Rome. Good talk as always and in the end we go to find some caches together. Someone had solved a mystery and invited us for a log. Great fun, lots of walking (again) – and I wanted to have a day with less walking. Not possible.

Tram no. 19 back to the hotel. A tour to the supermarket to buy some pasta and cheese to take back home (mostly types you don’t get in Norway).D

Dinner at a Pizza place after I put everything in my room.

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