cornflake dreams.: vatican city.

10.29.2013

vatican city.

We ended our Italian adventure back in Rome. We spent the first day back at Vatican City, visiting St. Peters Basilica and the Vatican museum. We climbed to the top of the dome - after two weeks of walking, we decided it would be smart to skip half of the climb by taking the elevator. Despite the shorter climb, - I STILL freaked out about the narrow space, curved walls and shrinking steps. Once we finally got to the top of the dome it was crowed with tourists and hard to get around - but the view was beautiful. That was my first and last visit up the dome! The rest of our visit was less dramatic -- St. Peters Basilica was HUGE and extremely ornate with beautiful details at every corner. The Vatican museum housed massive tapestries and almost every wall and ceiling was covered with Renaissance art (and yes, ThSistine Chapel is a MUST-see). 



Have you visited Vatican City? Did you climb to the top of the Basilica? 
xo, 
Jillian

11 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous place. yes, we climbed to the top!

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  2. Beautiful shots! I just got back from Tuscany and loved it!

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  3. Such an incredible city–and beautiful photos to remember the trip by!

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  4. Your pictures are stunning. We didn't go into the dome but the Sistine Chapel was for sure a favorite. And I totally took pics (don't tell!)

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  5. Climbed to the top. Feet killed me. But oh my goodness so worth it for that view. Once again H got some amazing photos. That view from the top kills me. Incredible.

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  6. Love these pictures! We were in Rome at the beginning of the summer and I seriously miss it. Though some of the touristy areas can definitely get packed and just a bit claustrophobic.
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

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  7. Yes! I'm so glad you did it, it's a once in a lifetime kinda thing! I climbed to the top! Didn't the Sistine blow you away??

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  8. My boyfriend's parents visited the city this summer. They also mentioned how congested it could get. Still, it seems like a can't-miss-it opportunity!

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  9. WOW, that view blows my mind. How beautiful:) I need to go to Rome right now:) Happy Wednesday, sweetie.

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  10. Oh lucky you! It's my favorite city, it never gets old and I like to go the Vatican every time :) These photos are making me want to visit again soon...

    xo

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  11. I've been to Italy several times. Twice in the Vatican city. But your pictures made me want to go again right now!!

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