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Today is Vatican City Day! After another great breakfast at the hotel, we left for the Vatican. The lines were too long for the Museum so we went straight into St. Peters. St. Peters was larger and more magnificent than I had though. There were so many people by the Peta that you couldn’t get a great view. We went around the whole church and viewed a few of the dead popes buried there. Later we toured the Grottos or tombs beneath the church. There were a lot of tombs including John Paul II whom recently died in 2005. His tomb and grave had much more security that any others. The crypt was awesome, but did not compare to our later scavi tour.
During the scavi tour we were able to see the old necropolis beneath St. Peters.
Lindy and I then ate way too much for dinner and had a nice ride home on the bus.
Today was the Vatican day! After seeing a large line at the museums we decided to go to St. Peter’s Basilica. It was packed but we got to see everything we wanted! We also went to the Treasury which had cross of Jesus and Peter’s finger haha but it was a good collection and bigger than I imagined. By now it was 12:30 and we had to eat and get to our 1:30 Scavi Tour! We made it to our tour.