We arrived in Rome on last Sunday evening. The weather was warm unlike in Finland where the rain was running from the sky. The sky cleared up fast and we got the opportunity to admire the Alps. The view was wonderful; the pictures can't tell you the true story.
On Tuesday we had an early morning. We had a tour guide in Vatican which took three and half hours. The guide was really great and I got much more information I would have got on my own.It was an excellent experience to get to see the famous paintings in reality which I have seen before only in the books. I snapped a few pictures on the quiet in Sistine Chapel. It was the only place where photography is not allowed.
Thanks for the elevator it brought us a bit higher in St. Peter's Basilica.
Once again the picture lies. Impossible to capture the size of dome into the photo.
One of the most famous sculpture Pietá
Too many steps and we got to admire St Peter's Square. There is not elevator if you like to get the top of St. Peter's Basilica so you need to walk over 300 steps. You can imagine how warm it can be if the thermometer shows 30 degrees and there are hundreds people walking inside the aisle of dome. But it was worth it.