03.10.2015 - 03.10.2015 23 °C
Our first full day in Rome was scheduled to be spent in the Vatican. Well half of the day was spent admiring the amazing artefacts and works of art in the museum. I’m fairly certain by the end, as most visitors were, we were ‘vaticaned out’. Four hours wondering through the various galleries including the Sistine Chapel. This is my third visit and it still doesn’t cease to amaze. Mum required a neck massage half way through from constantly looking up at the incredible ceilings. Unfortunately, St Peter’s Basilica was closed from 1pm and would not open until the next afternoon, so we wondered over the Castel San Angelo. Not nearly as opulent of course as the Vatican but still an interesting place to visit with some great views from the top. Mum made it to top after a bit of encouragement and assistance but thought it was worthwhile. A bit of a test to see if she can make it up the Cupola of St Peters tomorrow…….