We started our second day in Rome by taking the Metro to Vatican City. Thanks to some tips from friends and family we bought tickets online before arriving to avoid the crowds. We arrived at 8:00 am and there was already a line wrapped around the building. Since we bought tickets beforehand, we went right in. There were so many things to see that I could not describe them all if I tried. Here, I will let the pictures tell the story. Taking pictures, specifically in the Sistine Chapel, was not allowed. So whether I took the photos below you will never know.
Next stop was St. Peter’s Basilica. This colossal church (with free admission) is the most prominent building in the Vatican City and is one of the largest churches in the world. The church is a work of art- inside and out. Carvings, statues, mosaics, and paintings cover the building from floor to ceiling. It is overwhelming, and it is wonderful.