An early strat- on the bus by 7.15 with a local guide and audio attachments to tackle the crowds at the Vatican- being with a group makes the line up so much simpler.
We first viewed the Vatican museum- all structured to flow into the Sistine chapel.(the Pope's private chapel)
then into St.Peter's Basillica.
Of course all around us were other tours and their guides with their different coloured umbrellas.
Popes are mummified- here is one adn the shrine in front of him- we all filed past.
Around the roof line are statues of the saints.
The Sistien chapel- oh what a hightlight- 25 mins to look and wonder and marvel- what riches! No photos allowed- some people chatted!! What genius, what gift of God at work!