These feet may be made for walking … but mine are just crying enough.
In our research for this trip Deb found a first entry tour to the Sistine Chapel this meant an early start but it meant that we were in before the crowds. It also meant that we were pretty much the first people in the museums and we were able to sit in the Sistine chapel for about 10-15 minutes just looking.
Check out these photos. The first is when we entered on the tour and the second was after we did a loop to go back through the chapel to get to St Peter’s rather than out, around, line up, and back through security.
So worth it.
Would it be wrong if I said that the Sistine Chapel was just ok? Yes the the paintings were pretty amazing – but after going through the hallways of the museum which were amazing I guess I was expecting more. Here are a few more photos from the museum (but no photos from the chapel).
And St Peter’s was very impressive. Huge. Ornate. Yesterday they said that a lot of the marble here was taken from the Colloseum and repurposed.
And from St Peter’s we walked back to Italy, and back to our accommodation near the Colloseum. After all the walking we have done over the last week we are really feeling it and Deb sat out the last tour today which was a tour exploring under Rome to discover some of its secretes. This was another 3 hour walking tour which explored the time capsule of buildings built on other buildings and the stories they told. A very fascinating tour.
A few other photos from today.