Getting into the Vatican is not the simple task you would expect it to be. You have to go through security, and you have to follow a strict dress code. Women have pants on, or skirts that go past their knees. They also have to wear a t-shirt or anything else that would cover their shoulders. Men have to wear pants, and at least a t-shirt. When it's 85 degrees outside this is more painful than you would like it to be. Julia and I were puddles of sweat b mid afternoon. Anyways, once you get into the Vatican you are blown away by the beauty of it. It is truly an incredible building. These next pictures show you a small sample of what you see when you are inside.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Italy Part 4
We left off at seeing the Vatican off in the distance. The street that leads to the Vatican is like any other major street in Rome. There are plenty of restaurants and shops to go into. There are thousands of people doing the same thing you're doing at the same time you are doing it. It can get a little annoying with all the people in one area. Once you get into the area of the Vatican you are left speechless. There are over a hundred statues in this area and over 2 hundred columns. There are fountains, tower like structures, and of course the immense presence of the Vatican itself. These pictures are of the outer area of the Vatican.