The Vatican is among the most important historical sites in the world. The seat of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, The ... More
The Vatican is among the most important historical sites in the world. The seat of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, The Vatican is also the home of the Pope. As the smallest state in the world, the Vatican has figured in key events throughout history. Occupying approximately half a kilometer of Rome, the Vatican is significant because of its fabulous architecture, religious, and artistic treasures. It was Pope Julius II who commissioned Michelangelo to paint the history of creation on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel during the 16th century. Among countless other notable events in the history of this important city is the convening of the College of Cardinals, at the death of a reigning Pontiff, for the purposes of electing a new Pope.
I loved every single thing about it. I can still remember the beauty of St. Peter's basilica, the amazing dome, the beautiful artwork and statues, the high nave and the glorious baldachinno. The Vatican Museums- amazing, the beautiful works of art and artifacts, the architechtural wonders and the beautiful stuff, the colorful, holy and glorious Sistine Chapel is so big and beutiful.
Even though it took forever to find online tickets, its still worth it, the experienc was a grand architechtural walk full of art beauty and culture.
You have 99% chances of not getting inside the St. Peter Basilica if your shoulders are not covered. It happened to me and I was decent, seriously. Decency is a relative term... A small scarf will prove to be very helpful. It's not heavy and you won't even notice it in your purse.
St. Peter’s Cathedral was the most beautiful thing I have seen in my life. The church was remarkable, breath taking & over the top. It is something that I really can't explain and no picture can do justice. The amount of time that went into constructing the mosaics and HUGE sculptures was mind blowing. I absolutely love it and will cherish that experience for the rest of my life. I really think that you should first tour the Vatican museum before seeing St. Peter's Cathedral because even though the museum is wonderful the church will blow your mind.
The Vatican museum is going to be overly crowded and stinky but it is worth it. I will say that the amount of artwork that you are going to view will be a complete sensory overload but it was also amazing.
It has been over 30 years since my visit to Italy, but I still recall the visions even today. I remember sitting in the Sistine Chapel with tears running down my face, realizing the sanctity of where I was. Pretty overwhelming. The Vatican Museum was quite impressive and visiting the Catacombs beneath the Chapel..something to behold. One of the Pieta's was in the vestibule of the main entrance to St. Peter's. Another awe-inspring moment to see it. Since this site will not allow me to enter the actual year I was there, it was 1976, although it will show I was there in 2008.
u cant put it into words. the history here is just unreal. there is a since of peace around. the art is just awesome and im not the biggest art fan in the world by any means. go early in the morning. easily u cud spend the day here, and more. breath taking
The Vatican is a place to see with a guided tour only. That way you can know about everything. And still enjoy the absolutely amazing building. The art and sculptures you have to see. There are no words that can let you know how beautiful of a place it is. You also have to love walking.
We took a tour around, and we found the entire place amazing! Our tour guide told us about almost everything. There is so much history about it that it almost got a bit too much. But in all, it was a great experience and i plan on going back someday!
You absolutely CANNOT go to Rome and not visit the Vatican. The amount of history present in just this one area is more than you can take in in just one trip. I went several times while in Italy. The beauty of it is truly beyond words.
I don't believe there are words to describe this city. Even if you are not Catholic, you will truly enjoy this city. Be sure to see the museum and courtyards. My husband and I got some sandwiches and just hung out in St Peter's Square and people watched. It was a treat just seeing peoples faces when they first take in the magnitude of the square. The artwork and sculptures are just beyond words.
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