Well, if you want to beat the crowds and move around at your leisure, you book an early morning tour, get up at the crack of dawn, miss breakfast, but you will really have quality time to enjoy the Sistine Chapel. Photographs were not allowed so you won’t see any unfortunately.
We brought our binoculars and sat on the benches and scrutinized every detail of Michaelangelo’s masterpiece. The Sistine Chapel consists of 46 panels painted in 48 months. From there we moved on to see the other parts of the Vatican. The wealth and beauty of the Vatican is unfathomable.
There was a first for us at dinner that night, we had a fried artichoke.
The crowds in the street seemed to be bubbling over from the Rolling Stones concert the night before in the city park. Who would have thought, we could have been watching some 70 year old guys running around on stage.