Friday, 4 July 2014

Rome Scrapbook: Vatican City






As a nice interlude I thought I'd share these photos from our time in Rome. We hit Vatican City on the Friday and spent the whole day in the area. We definitely made sure we used the most of our time as the queue was epic, you can see it in my third photo - that snaking line is people queuing to get into St Peter's Basilica.

It is all a bit of a distant memory now, not helped by the fact that I wasn't in a good mood from all the queuing.The interiors of both St Peter's and the Vatican Museum are well worth seeing, they're unbelievably intricate and luxurious and are both massive. Going up to the top of the dome provided amazing views across Vatican City and the city, which makes a nice reward after climbing cramped spiral staircases. They have got it licked with an entry and exit route so you're never pushing past people. There was also an amazing gift shop with all sorts of memorabilia stuffed inside, including Holy Water. We then headed to the Vatican Museum and straight into another queue, but you can book online, once inside the place was vast, and provided more great views from outside. Inside we headed straight to the Sistine Chapel. On the way we passed through some lavish rooms, with intricate ceilings and incredible tapestries. The Sistine Chapel itself was amazing, you're not allowed to take pictures so you'll have to Google it. We saw The Creation of Adam, which now just associates with Arrested Development for me... We ended the day here and headed on a search from some good ol' Italian carbs.

5 comments:

  1. Your photos looks incredible! It sounds like it was a very tiring but very worthwhile trip. I've never been to Rome but I'm really hoping to go next year!

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    1. I do hope you get to go - it is a truly amazing city with so much charm! x

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  2. I also never ever been to Rome, but have to plan a trip there. Thank you for your this post :)
    Great collection of photographs!!!
    Have a good weekend!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Liuba! I hope you get to visit soon x

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  3. Really lovely pictures, Rome is such a beautiful City and the Vatican is an amazing architectural feat Lucy

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