I was going to spend the day today touring all things in or near Vatican City. I should have probably done that on Saturday since I discovered that the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel are closed on Sundays, but I was too eager to see the other landmarks yesterday. That said, it all happened to work out nicely going on Sunday…more to come.
My flight time changed to 6am so I had to wake up at 3am today. I surprisingly slept well the night before, but regardless was half asleep from taxi ride to plane ride. My experience on Maroc Air was much smoother this time. I arrived in Rome and was pleased at how close my hostel was to the train station, only 3 blocks. I settled in, napped and then made my way to a nearby wine bar to hold me over until the 7:30pm dinner at the hostel.
I loved the dinner because it was a home cooked meal. They cook it in the kitchen while you sit nearby and chat with the other guests. The meal was a fennel, orange and pepper salad followed by a risotto. The employee cooking shared some unfiltered Italian culture with us which I enjoyed.