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... s creation of Adam’; I was expecting this to be much bigger and the focal point of the ceiling. We made our way out, handed in our audio guide and walked through the gift shop. On the way out there’s a stunning circular staircase that you come down just before you get to the door.
On leaving the Vatican Museums we walked back over to St Peter’s basilica to check out the queue. By this time it was around 11am, the queue had doubled in size ...
... and second century. How do we know all this? Because they've excavated the rubble that was used to fill in the previous buildings and there they still are. How incredible was that to actually walk down another set off stairs into such ancient buildings? Mind-blowing! The tour finished with a visit to the Capuchin Convent which has a display of piles of human bones - skulls, pelvises, thigh bones etc etc. I won't go into how this came about but the main idea for the friars is ...
... Unfortunately in between them are popular sites or piazzas crammed with thousands of people. There were a billion beautiful churches (it felt like that anyways). This was evident by the picture of Jake I took overlooking the Roma skyline that could be used to play "connect the domes." The picture was taken near my favourite area - the Villa Borghese Gardens. We happened upon this area by accident and came back on our bike ride to spend ...
With our sojourn in the Eternal City rapidly coming to an end, this morning we finally made it inside St. Peter's Basilica! We arrived at St. Peter's Square at around 9:30, joined the queue, and after a short 15-minute wait, crossed the threshold into what is perhaps Christendom's most glorious and revered site.
The enormous size of this church is overwhelming, with Michelangelo's dome towering almost 450-feet-high, and enough space inside ...
... They looked like clams (la la or pi pi known to us Asians) only a considerably smaller size. Jenessa, volunteered to be his souz chef whilst I was happy to sit on the couch trying to catch up with my blog. The dish was cooked ala vongole style, with white wine. The other details I did not quite catch but I'm sure Jenessa has picked up a thing or two about Italian cooking. Mario was very willing to share and answer the questions she had during preparation of ...