Thursday, May 18, 2006
For those who don't know (I didn't at first), the Vatican is actually a museum. The Sistine Chapels and Vatican city are located inside the Vaticano Museum. It took me a few days in Rome to figure this out. However, the area is big enough to be a small city!
The Vatican was amazing. Unfortunately, I took some random person's advice and went in the afternoon in order to avoid the crowds. This was a brilliant idea except for the fact that the Vatican closes at 4. Yes, color me stupid, although, I do not think I could have taken another minute inside. Talk about a crowd. I was literally pushed from one room to another and there was so much to see in every room. The Raphael rooms and Michelangelo rooms were great, but there were so many other fantastic rooms that I could have spent hours in if there had been about a 1000 people less.
However, I did get a decent picture of God touching Adam in Michelangelo ceiling. I got a lot of trouble but it was worth it.