After touring St. Peter’s Basilica in the morning, we spent the rest of the day wandering the city. The beautiful thing about Rome is there are churches, ruins, monuments, fountains, something to see around almost every corner. Not far from the Vatican is Castel St. Angelo.
Exploring Rome can be quite exhausting. There’s lots to see, and if you’re there in the summer it’s hot, hot, hot! Rome is very walkable, but all that walking can wear you out. Make sure to slow down and stop for breaks! Enjoy a cold one or some gelato, then head out again!
A note on strollers in Rome. I’m not sure if there’s a perfect answer on this one. This rickety umbrella stroller wasn’t ideal for the uneven cobblestones, and gravel paths through the forum. But it was ideal for easy folding and carrying up and down stairs. My daughter did ride in it most of the time and I was glad to have it to give her somewhere to nap. Carrying her in the Ergo the whole time would have been really hot and tiring for me. So take it with a grain of salt, and realize there’s no perfect solution sometimes. Just make the best of what you have!
Eventually, the sun started to go down on the city. Rome is magical at night. You absolutely have to walk around and enjoy the charm in the day and in the evening.