Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Vatican City Tour

The tour of the Vatican City was one of my favourite segments of the tour about Italy. The credit would go to the knowledgeable local tour guide who gave the group a very concise yet informative tour of the Vatican City. During the tour, we learnt about some of the collections of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and the St Peter's Basilica.

I saw a number of remarkable art works during my visit to the Vatican City.

Pieta, by Michelangelo.
This work depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother, Mary, after the Crucifixion.

St Peter's Basilica
This is one of the most famous churches in the Catholic and Christian faith. The basilica's size and spiritual significance is impressive. This church in Renaissance style.

St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica in the background.

Inside St Peter's Basilica.

The grand St Peter's Basilica.

The visit to Vatican City was a relative short one as the group had to head to other parts of Rome. In my mind, I wonder how people of the Catholic faith would experience Vatican City. I figured it could be a spiritual or home-coming experience to visit the Vatican City?

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