Vatican City, Italy
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... with our map (written in Italian but with translations for German tourists) we were on our way. Today was to be primarily spent at the Vatican City, but we walked there from the hotel so we could take in the sights. It was only a 30 minute walk after all. ...
... hour later, the line-up was at least a hundred metres long. We had nine o'clock ticket reservations for the Vatican Museum - Elenka had made the reservations on-line and there were no attached fees or other charges. We were scheduled to enter ...
... years the only way to light the chapel was with torches, and all the soot blackened the roof over the centuries. Even though the Vatican City is the most wealthy nation in the world, they didn't think that they had enough to restore the ceiling on their ...
... in a circle shape. So huge and awesome feeling being here amoungst it. Technically we've stepped into another country (as legally Vatican City is the smallest country in the world). We then went and lined up for 20 minutes to step inside St Peters. I ...
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Viale Vaticano, Metro stop: Ottaviano or San Pietro Vatican City, Lazio, Italy
With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.
Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Lazio, Italy
Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
Viale Vaticano, Vatican City, Lazio, Italy
Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
Vatican City, Lazio, Italy
This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.