The Vatican – Rome Italy

The Vatican – Rome Italy
No visit to Rome is complete without seeing the Vatican. The beautiful architecture of the Vatican is unmatched. 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
Giant statues line the rooftops of the Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter’s Square). 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
At the center of the square is an Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later. 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
The colors of the buildings are striking and soothing. 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
Sunday services are conducted each week and the Vatican City staff is ever present setting up and removing seats for the audiences that attend. 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
 Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. If you look closely you can see people looking down from the cupola. 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
The apartments of the Pope. 
The Vatican – Rome Italy 
The Vatican – Rome Italy
The Vatican – Rome Italy

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