|Yours truly standing in front of a damp St. Peter's Basilica|
What an utterly incredible place this is. Hubby and I were gobsmacked when we finally got inside. Several coachloads of tourists had turned up just before us, so they get priority entrance. We had to wait 2 hours! That amazing spiral entranceway, the Sistine Chapel, the beautiful Gardens, the endless antiquities, the maps and globes - all spellbinding. And it made us mad to be truthful, to realise that the Church owned all that knowledge and wealth and kept (keeps) it clasped tightly to their chests, while people have suffered for centuries in poverty and dismay.
Another incredible thing here was that in a café outside the Vatican, Mr P. and I ran into an old work colleague of mine! We had no idea she was in Italy at the exact same time as us. And to think she had decided to go to the Vatican on the same day as us...wow! I really need to see this place again, as you just cannot take it all in, in one go.
Here I am joining in again with Tiffin Fiona from Bite Sized Food Adventures on the monthly travel link. Feel free to jump in with us. We are attacking the letter V this month.