|St. Peter's Square|
I’m going to split up my Rome posts since there was so much to see. I’ll start with the Vatican. Unlucky for us, since we were hoping to see the Pope on this trip, and he had just celebrated Valentine’s mass that morning. All the chairs and altar stage were still set up, but he was nowhere to be found.
St. Peter’s square was just like in the movies and the line to get in wrapped around the outside. It actually moved a lot quicker than expected though, and it didn’t bother us to enjoy the sunny Roman day.
|St. Peter's Basilica|
Going to the Vatican during off season was a wonderful decision as it wasn’t too crowded inside and I was even able to go to confession in the Vatican! We passed a wall that had all of the popes and their date of death starting from St. Peter in the year 64/67 AD up until Pope John Paul II in 2005.
We wanted to stay and watch the sunset at the top, but a security guard told us we had to go back down. So we just keep walking around the dome hoping to buy some more time before sunset but then they cornered us (well not really since it was a circle) and told us we had to leave. They were really nice about it though and took our picture. I snuck one last picture of the sunset as we were headed back down.