rome {part two}: vatican

we picked quite a time to visit the vatican,
right when the pope was resigning!
so much for going during the off-season,
but it sure made it more interesting to visit.
^^ entering the vatican museum.. we couldn’t believe how big it was,
or how many famous paintings + frescos were in there! 
raphael, michaelangelo, etc. i had no idea there were so
many other masterpieces along with the sistine chapel!^^
^^ this way to the sistine chapel! ^^
^^ taking pictures despite the NO PICTURES signs ^^
^^ chase got us a personal tour with a priest, who knew SO much
about st. peter’s basilica! we were lucky to get to walk around 
with him for a few hours and learn so much! ^^
^^ swiss guard at the vatican ^^
^^ chase and the two priests who gave us the 
best tour + answered every question ^^
^^ classic picture with the rome polizia ^^
^^ standing in two countries at once! vatican + italy ^^
^^ some great pizza after all the tours ^^
colosseum post coming tomorrow!
*see rome part one post HERE*

'rome {part two}: vatican' has 13 comments

  1. March 6, 2013 @ 7:40 pm Jen

    Wow. I have always wanted to visit the Vatican. Sounds like you had an amazing time. :)


  2. March 6, 2013 @ 7:42 pm Allie

    Beautiful photos! I went to Rome back in 2003, it was gorgeous and I cannot wait to go back one day!


  3. March 6, 2013 @ 7:42 pm Kelsey Eaton

    This looks so fantastic! Great pictures!! You are certainly feeding my hunger to travel. :)


  4. March 6, 2013 @ 7:44 pm Laura - Relatively Offbeat

    Love your photos in this post!
    And that pizza looks soooo delicious. ;)


  5. March 6, 2013 @ 7:52 pm The Indie

    Loving the new look of the blog! You certainly are well traveled. I’m glad you had such a great time in Rome, it’s definitely on my list of places to go. Can’t wait to see more!


  6. March 6, 2013 @ 8:17 pm Helene

    this is gorgeous!! i would love to go here!! also, I host a new weekly travel series (travel tuesdays) feel free to link up!


  7. March 6, 2013 @ 8:44 pm Monica P

    My husband and I went to Rome in 1998 when the Vatican was under scaffolding for restoration. Was still a wonderful and memorable trip.



  8. March 6, 2013 @ 9:02 pm Vanessa

    That pizza looks amazing! I would make a trip across the pond soley for the pizza/pasta/vino ;)


  9. March 6, 2013 @ 9:09 pm shayla.

    beautiful photos! and that pizza looks amazing :)


  10. March 7, 2013 @ 1:25 am Jessica

    I loved the Vatican too. And I most definitely took pictures despite the no picture sign….and then I got yelled at…Oops!


  11. March 7, 2013 @ 2:11 am lost in travels

    looks like you guys had an amazing trip! i went to the vatican also and tried ever so sneakily to take pics. you just have to!


  12. March 7, 2013 @ 6:43 pm Ashley R

    The Vatican is so amazing! How crazy that must have been with the resignation!!


  13. March 9, 2013 @ 5:08 am Livin' Life Day-by-Day

    You know, somewhere else you guys need to go someday is Israel & Egypt. It will change your life! Love you ~


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