Some people will visit Rome and not drop by the home of the Pope. Which I feel is a real shame, I mean just look at this ceiling.
If this doesn’t make you want to wander around the city then I don’t know what will.
But before I get too ahead of myself, let’s go back to the beginning and explore together.
I would definitely recommend going with a guide.
There are far too many things you’ll miss out on otherwise and most guides do this as their full time job so you can only imagine how many questions they have the answer to.
You can also skip the line on a tour. And trust me when I say that depending on which day you go and when the line can feel never ending.
When I first visited Vatican City the Pope was speaking, so you can only imagine how long the line was then.
Totally worth it though, just look at this ball.
It almost outdoes this pinecone.
And they’re not even the best part. Come check out this view.
Please, only three of you at a time, the windows a wee small.
Don’t you just love a good European skyline? Or perhaps you’re more of a nature person?
This guy forgot to sign up for a guide.
Just look at how lost he is. Someone run over and tell him to join us will you.
Quick, we’re just about to go back inside.
Okay now back to those beautiful ceilings. Are they not incredible?
Or perhaps tapestry is more your thing?
No? Okay. Let’s go back to the ceilings.
Unfortunately we aren’t allowed our cameras in the Sistine Chapel so please do me a favour and put them away in those bags of yours.
Don’t worry, you can use them again when we get outside.
(Fastforward to outside)
Can you imagine this whole square filling with people just waiting to hear the Pope speak?
It turns into a giant sea of colour.
Add it to your bucket lists ladies and gents.
The Pope speaks from the window up here.
Specifically the 2nd one from the right at the top.
Oooo what’s going on over here?
A quick change of the guards it seems.
Even the this little fella wanted to join in.
Now if you’d all like to leave a tip before you go..
Just kidding, I am sure my tour guide skills are a bit rusty. But that’s okay, you’ll just have to go yourself and witness it first hand.
Oh, before I go, remember to wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders if you want to go inside.
There were a few outfit changes in our group before we went in as Italy is far too hot to wear jeans all day long. I would recommend packing them with you and changing inside.
You don’t ‘knee-d’ them to wander the Piazza San Pietro though.