jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 50 [20 Mar 09] – Rome

Posted in Rome by jn82 on March 20, 2009

Wow, day 50 already! Today, we headed back to the Vatican museum which was closed yesterday. The queue to get in was very long, as we had to queue for about an hour before we were able to get in. I was here ten years ago, but forgot most of what was inside except a very hazy memory of the Sistine chapel. There were so many tourists here today, and that kind of spoilt it for me, as everywhere you went you will have to get out of people’s ways or not block them taking photographs.

Below are some random pictures of pieces of art.

Most people come here to see the Sistine Chapel, and while photographs are not allowed inside, I managed to sneak some.

Creation of Adam by Michangelo, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

The Last Judgement by Michangelo, on the front wall of the Sistine Chapel.

After the Vatican museum, we headed for a late lunch, and then on to Piazza del Popolo, which I do not think has any major historical significance, but is just a big plaza.

Piazza del Popolo.

The last stop of the day was to the Spanish Steps, the longest and widest staircase in Europe consisting of 138 steps built from 1723-1725. Not much really goes on there nowadays except a meeting point for people and just a plaza to hang out beside Piazza de Spangna below.

Spanish Steps.

This marks the end of Rome, and off to Naples tomorrow morning!

Today’s pictures here.


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