Vatican City
Piazza di Santa Maria

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  • Day37

    Vatican City (VA)

    August 13, 2017 in Vatican City ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    The worlds smallest independent international state, a walled off enclave within Rome, and home to approx 800 people.

    Consisting of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Bascilica, and of course St Peter's Square. Michelangelo's artwork adorns the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and took him five years to complete.

    Also climbed the stairs up and into the dome with breathtaking views of Rome from the top.
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  • Day26


    November 6, 2018 in Vatican City ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wir fahren nach Rom und finden dort einen praktischen City-Campingplatz. Zuerst einmal machen wir einen großen Wasch- und Trockentag, weil endlich die Sonne scheint. Da wir nicht ganz lebensmüde sind, verzichten wir darauf mit dem eigenen Auto oder Rad in die Stadt zu fahren und nutzen die "Öffis". Wir fahren auf einen Abendspaziergang in den Vatikanstaat und schauen uns den Petersplatz und den Dom an. Alles ist riesig, die Atmosphäre sehr angenehm. (Aber auch sehr viel Brimbamborium, da könnte die reiche Kirche mal an ihre "Statuten" denken, n bisschen was verkaufen und dann mal in Kitas und Schulen investieren - meine Meinung).Read more

  • Day26

    "He looks legit, he has a brochure"

    October 6, 2015 in Vatican City ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    We tried to book a tour for Vatican City but shortly later got an email saying that it wasn't available. But we'd learnt that we'd probably be able to get a decent tour if we just went to the entrance as there were so many guides asking if we wanted to go on a tour the day before. On arrival a nice enough looking man, english wasn't flash, asked if we'd like to go on a tour, then he pulled out his brochure and showed us the route/prices. He turned around for a second and Nick says "Seems legit, he's got a brochure." and with that the decision was made to go. He should've told us "I'm just going to take you to the tour group at our office.". Instead he just said "You come with me." and started walking. It got a bit weird for a minute as we followed him away from the entrance for about a block but we were relieved when we met up with a tour group and a well spoken lady giving the tour. Again, another amazing tourist site with so much to look at. The highlight was the Sistine Chapel, I found it interesting that Michael Angelo almost went blind painting it due to his stance and the paint falling into his eyes. No wonder he depicted himself as an elderly man skinned alive!

    Afterwards we drove to our next destination in Tuscany, San Gimignano. Nick is really getting in to Italian driving!
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