The art museums at the Vatican are huge - it took us quite a long time to wander around and see it all, but it was nice to be indoors. After we finished, the end of the museum kind of takes you out to this patio and to the cafeteria they have. It was down this incredible staircase - I has seen pictures on the internet of it - but had yet to find it. I was so excited to see it - but the stairs were super tiny and it was hard to walk down them actually! We were pretty late in the day to get a lunch, but we were able to get some
snacks. Then, we wandered around these beautiful gardens. To be honest, I expected that it would a bit larger, but they were perfect - nice and sunny and there was even an ice cream seller! We wandered around them, and saw the back of the beautiful art museums - and this huge, huge fountain
- that was so clear and blue! It was great to enjoy some sunshine in Italy! We had great weather the whole time we were there! I think I was mainly surprised by how long it took us in the museum - it took up most of our day, just as all the guide books said - to make sure we enjoyed the Church, the art museums and the gardens! It filled so much of our time and I am so glad we were able to see all of it!