We took the “hop on hop off” tour bus to the Vatican. For 20 euros, it is a good deal for a mini tour of Rome. We planned, time permitting, to stop at one or two other sights.
|chairs on the left are for the Wednesday Mass when the Pope is there
The museum had closed so we joined the long line for the Vatican. It is free admission. We thought we would be in line for a while but the line moved quickly. The outside is impressive but once inside it literally astounded us. One word I heard uttered repeatedly was incredible. Even for non-Catholics, it was awe-inspiring. Words fail at this point so I hope the pictures will do it justice.