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.