Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rome continued..... Vatican City

June 26, 2012
Day 4:  Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo, Cistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica.  I always thought that the Cistine Chapel was located in St. Peter's Basilica - nope - it is in a different building with the Vatican Museums in between!  Another piece of amazing religious art NOT in St. Peter's is the Last Supper.  That is located in a little church in Milan...who knew?!  We finished the day by visiting Santa Maria Maddalena, the church directly across the piazza from our hotel.  This was one of my favorite churches! We had dinner outside in the piazza; bad pizza but good conversation with fellow guests from Melbourne.

We walked to Vatican City through Old Rome - beautiful but hot!

The bridge of angels to the Castel Sant'Angelo

One of the angels on the bridge

A fragment of a fresco in the Vatican Museums

A sculpture in the Vatican Museums

Michaelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica

Baldacchino in St. Peter's

Swiss Guard

St. Peter's Basilica

Santa Maria Maddalena - this church is located directly across from our hotel...our morning view at breakfast!

I lit a candle for my mom here.

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