Vatican City

We woke up super early this morning to get on the metro to go to Vatican City. The wall around the outside was huge and so tall. We had an official tour guide with head sets and the whole shebang. There was an unbelievable amount of people there. I think I was really dehydrated because I felt very sick and lightheaded. Also we had to wear pants and cover our shoulders to enter Vatican City, on a very warm day, so that’s also why I was so hot. The museum was huge. The ceilings were so intricate, it was insane.

Then we got to the Sistine Chapel. It was gorgeous. However, tremendously overcrowded. You were moving at ant speed but people on every side of you. It was interesting getting to hear the history about it while going through it though. It was an original experience, for sure.

Then we walked to St. Peters. Wow, it was massive. I couldn’t get over the size of it. And the detail of every inch of it. I can’t imagine how long it took. As we were walking up, there was beautiful music and I automatically thought of my Aunt Holly, and how much she would have loved this experience and I imagined her singing there, Wyatt too. My family is much more musically inclined than I am, I just appreciate the beauty of it. The lighting being cast through it while we were there was just beautiful. I wanted to look at everything from the ceilings to the walls to the structure, everything about it.

Another day, a small group of us went back to Vatican City to listen to the Pope speak on Sunday for Mass Communion.. There was a large crowd to see him. I didn’t know what he was saying, but it definitely was cool to be there to experience it. The choir was beautiful, as the Pope sat in his chair.

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