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Today began with another struggle to get up followed by another long mission around the neighbourhood trying to find a waffle place some of the others had seen the day before. Yet again we failed and returned to the apartment empty handed, so we all headed out to the Vatican with empty stomachs hoping to find something to eat there. Five minutes out the door and the heavons opening and we sheltered from the downpour under the canopy of a flower stall until the worst of it past. Once close to the Vatican it was almost lunchtime, so we found a nice restaurant and sat on a long table outside to eat. It was lovely meal with many courses and it was fun sitting outside under shelter whilst the rain pelted down all around us.
The road leading up to the entrance to Vatican City is lined with suvenier shops and I took the oppurtunity to indulge in my passion of tacky suvenier collecting.
By the time we were done it was late afternoon, but as the Vatican museum next day is closed on Sundays we decided to visit the Spanish steps and return early the next morning before our flight. The steps were great - a relaxed atmosphere with lots of tourists taking a break anhd resting weary feet. We retired to a nearby restaurant to drink cocktails and eat garlic bread before heading back to the apartment in the evening.
We called it a night around 1am as we had to be up at 6:30 if we had any chance of seeing the Vatican museum before our flight home at 4:00 the next day.