Vatican City

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jarde on August 29, 2005

If you are not spending long in the Vatican City, it is a good idea to choose carefully which queue you join. We joined the one going to the top of the cupola of St. Peter's, mistakenly thinking that it was for the Sistine Chapel! Although St. Peter's was very impressive (200m high, with a dome of 43m, all lavishly decorated with mosaics), it was a great disappointment not to be able to see Michelangelo’s fresco on the ceiling. Be aware that most of the tourist attractions in the Vatican are also places of worship, so shoulders and knees must be covered up to go in (and they do check). If you forget, you can buy paper overalls at a great expense.

If you want to send postcards home with the Vatican postmark, there is a post box next to the bar on top of St. Peter's.

The Vatican is full of numerous treasures, beautiful artwork, and fabulous architecture that definitely merit a visit.

Vatican City
Rome, Italy

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