- St Peter’s Basilica Dome
- Scavi Tour – Vatican Necropolis
- Vatican Museum Tour
- Sistine Chapel
- Vatican Church
St Peter’s Basilica Dome
We got up early so we could go up to Saint Peter’s Basilica Dome. We were one of the first ones there, so there wasn’t any queue yet. Went up the spiraling staircase and enjoyed the view.
Scavi Tour – Vatican Necropolis
Next was the Excavations tour (Scavi tour). No pictures were allowed inside because of the fragility of the underground excavations. The area is preserved by controlling the humidity inside and limiting the number of visitors per day. We got to see the grave of St Peter under the archaeological excavations under the Vatican. The tour was quite interesting and informative.
Vatican Museum Tour
We had a scheduled tour of the Vatican museum, so we made our way out of St Peter’s Basilica and found our way to the museum. The place was crowded and the queue was growing. It was a good thing we already had reservations and went straight inside. We were asked to stay in a waiting area before our tour guide arrived. We then started on our tour around the Vatican. More pictures here…
It was quite a tour. We got to see the Sistine Chapel, the Rafael rooms, the Vatican Church, and many others.
The Vatican church is the largest church in the world. It is quite magnificent, with golden ceilings and intricate sculptures including Michelangelo’s Pieta.
The tour had gone longer than expected, so we had to leave early to catch our train. We picked up our bags from the luggage area and made our way to the metro