Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Vatican City

Google Maps: Vatican City
Trip: Zugspitze > Pisa > Rome > Vatican City

Next day we went straight for the Vatican the first thing in the morning. It is half an hour tram away from the central station of Rome. We were eager to see the smallest country that sat right in the middle of a bustling city.

In front of Basilica, Vatican

We were expecting a lesser crowd on Monday. We were proved that we were astronomically wrong. A queue of almost two hours was waiting for entry to Sistine Chapel and won't budge even after it started raining like hell.

We took our due pictures of St. Peter's Basilica. Next to visit was Piazza de Popolo which we found much more agreeable with minimal crowd. We even ate lunch in an adjacent restaurant.

Rohit was suffering from a bad abdomen and left us to discover the remaining of Rome. We started moving towards the Colosseum.