The alarm clock is ringing. Good morning and welcome to Rome! We decided to leave the iglidur®-car in the car park and take the dry-tech®-box with us to discover the city. In addition, we rented some bikes to be faster and more flexible.
The sun is shining and we are starting our tour
At first, we went to the St. Peter’s Basilica which is located in the Vatican city, a famous place for pilgrims and the home of the pope.
St. Peter’s square
Of course, we went inside the basilica and if you go there, don’t be afraid of the long queue. People will tell you that it takes several hours to get in and you can buy a “speed ticket”. Don’t listen to them because it is just a lie. They told us that it takes two hours but our Italian colleague, Chiara, asked the police and they said that it is just half an hour. That was true and our queue was 100 m long …
We made it on top after 551 stairs
Enjoying the view behind the metal bars
Inside the St. Peter’s Basilica. Breathtaking. By the way, the letters under the circular paintings are about 2 m high
We spend two hours at this place and there is much more to discover. However, we had more things on the to-do-list like …
the Castel Sant’Angelo or …
After lunch and we decided to get some ice cream. We found a store with 150 different flavors and could not resist to get a huge portion.
Mjam mjam mjam
Later that day, we found the evidence that iglidur®-bearings are light weight.
The street artist and igus® agree on the color orange
Unfortunately, the Fontana di Trevi was under construction and will be until autumn this year. Therefore, we decided to continue to our last stop which was a hint from the bike shop. “If you go there, you can see the whole city.”
One part of Roma with the “Altare della Patria” in the background
We enjoyed the view and went back to bike shop to return the bikes. It was a great day in an impressive city. There are so many things to discover and we will come back …
PS: We want to thank Chiara who helped us during our first week in Italy and in particular in Rome. Grazie!