Day 2 in Rome was packed! I had an early group tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. I am so glad I bought a tour because I wouldn’t have known what was important to see! Our tour guide was great, I booked her through Viator, and I would recommend using them for any tours that they offer. They are a consolidator, and the Vatican tour was actually through a group called Enjoy Rome. I didn’t want to spend much money, but I think for the Vatican, it was money well spent. I did not do the dome climb or take the elevator to the base of the dome, which looking back at some of the pictures, I wish I had. Next visit!
You should be warned, I took a TON of pictures at the Vatican and had a really hard time choosing the best. While not all of them are here, you get the idea that this place is just amazing and stunning. No pictures are allowed to be taken inside the Sistine Chapel, so you’ll just have to see them here or here.
The Vatican Museums
Map of Italy Tapestry
St. Peter’s Basilica
The Main Alter & Bernini’s Canopy
(I’m not very good with the selfie and scenery, lol!)
St. Peter’s Square
And that’s it for the Vatican. The Sistine Chapel is breathtaking and St. Peter’s Basilica is just, beyond grand. All of it was amazing. It was by far the busiest spot of my trip, but well worth the lines to see it all.
After the Vatican I headed for lunch back near my hotel at a place an Italian co-worker of mine recommended, Pizzeria San Marco. Definitely a good spot, and off the path of tourists. Pizza and wine was great!
I’ll save Day 2’s afternoon and evening for another post. I think this is enough pictures for now!