My tour of the Vatican City was one of the highlights of my trip to Rome. The tour took us through the Vatican Museums, Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. All of which were breathtakingly beautiful. At the end of the tour we were free to explore St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, something that has to be seen with your own eyes to appreciate the grand scale and beauty of the place. We exited the Vatican by walking through St Peter’s square, where we could stand and take in the grandeur of an amazing site.
Most of my photos are of the Vatican Museums, as you are not allowed to take photos in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s rooms due to the damage that the flash can do to the artwork. I noticed a lot of people ignoring these rules which annoyed me quite a lot. It is a privilege to be allowed in these places, not a right. Photos would not really be able to show the impressiveness of the artwork anyway, it is something that needs to be seen with your own eyes. You can take photos in St Peter’s Basilica, however my camera battery ran out of power just as I entered. I’ll use that as an excuse to go back.