Vatican City- Stato della Città del Vaticano

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st.peter square
Beautiful suny day. It was Easter time and St. Peter's Square was full of patient people.
It takes only about 45 minutes to make a complete trek around walls of Vatican City, but we spend 2 hours waiting in line to get  tickets for Vatican Museums. Oh my god!! It was very long 2 hours. But.. it's worth every minute. The Sistine Chapel is only available thru a tour of the museums. Trough whole museum was sign "The Sistine Chapel- (arrow) just around the corner". I walk and walk for 2 or 3 hours trough museum, and i didn't reach it. I pass trough Gregorian etruscan museum, Classical Antiquities, Tapestries,  Raphael's rooms, Belvedere Palace, Museo Sacro, .
sistine chapel
... Finaly, just when i try to skip crowd and turn the left, there it was.. with those legendary ceiling. I took some picture despite guardians. The Sistine Chapel is 40.5 metres long and 14 metres wide. The ceiling rises to 20 metres above the main floor of the chapel. The first element in the scheme of painted architecture is the defining of the real architectural elements by painted decorative courses that look like stone moldings. Along the central section of the ceiling, Michelangelo depicted nine scenes from the Book of Genesis.
As you know, Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world. The Vatican City State is situated on the Vatican hill, on the right bank of the Tiber River.The borders are represented by its walls. The term Vatican was used in ancient times to identify the marshy area on the right bank of the Tiber River, between the Milvio Bridge and the present Sixtus Bridge. During the monarchy and the republican age, the area was known as Ager Vaticanus.

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st.peter square
st.peter square
sistine chapel
sistine chapel
Tapestry
Tapestry
sistine chapel ceilinig
sistine chapel ceilinig
swiss guardians
swiss guardians
pieta
pieta
pieta 2
pieta 2
Vatican City
photo by: EmyG