Vatican City & Florence Photo Diary

Saturday, June 1, 2013

St. Peter's Basilica (still not 100 percent sure if this picture looks like me)

Before entering Vatican City everyone had to go through metal detectors and get their bags checked. It reminded me of going through airport security which instantly stressed me out. However, once I entered Vatican City, I realized it was actually a peaceful place, and a really nice break from the busy Roman city life I had been running through the day before. As we toured the city it was very calm and happy. I felt as if I was at Disneyland except there were no crazy carnival rides, just beautiful works of art. Instead of Disney princesses and cartoon characters around every corner, there were statues and cheerful security guards.
While I was in Vatican City I was able to see the Vatican City Museum, The Sistine Chapel (no pictures) and St. Peter's Basilica.
I loved the beautiful paintings done by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel! Since I don't have any pictures use this link to see what I saw.

The ceiling in St. Peter's Basilica

This is the ceiling of The Gallery of Maps in the Vatican Museum.
The Holy Door. It will be open again in 2025 (I think). Who wants to go with me to visit?

Serfa con Serfa or "Sphere Within a Sphere" by Arnaldo Pomodoro

Is the ceiling made of Plaster, Marble or Carved Wood? Highlight text for answer: Neither! This is all painted to look three dimensional.

The ceiling in St. Peter's Basilica

Welcome to Florence, Italy

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