Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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*


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

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

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

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

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

  9. beautiful photos! and that pizza looks amazing :)

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

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

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


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