Three days in Rome – Day 2 Vatican City,Tiber at Night

I had barely settled into my hotel in Italy when the news of Pope Benedict’s resignation hit the airwaves.I had no hand in that one! Day 2 in Rome was reserved for the Vatican City and its near about. You could see day or night ominous dark clouds over the Vatican:

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Vatican City at night (surendra.smugmug.com)

St.Paul's Basilica

St.Peter’s Basilica (surendra.smugmug.com)

(More pictures of St.Peter’s Basilica at surendra.smugmug.com).

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St. Peter’s Basilica view from the dome

St. Peter’s Basilica is everything you heard about and more! One place where size matters and size brags from every nook and corner and there are moments where it just overwhelms! Fascinating!

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The Dome St.Peter’s Basilica

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Inside the Basilica

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“It was like discovering the Sistine chapel if you didn’t know there had been a Renaissance- like knowing only modern art and then stumbling on the finger of God touching the hand of Adam”- William Saturno. If St. Peter’s was huge Sistine Chapel was beautiful!

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Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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The Spiral Staircase, Vatican Museum

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Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

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Symbolic Pine Cone Courtyard Vatican Museum

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Fountain below Pinecone – Courtyard Vatican Museum

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Arnoldo Pomodoro’s sphere in a sphere – Courtyard Vatican Museum

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Vatican Museum

The Castel St.Angelo also known as the Tomb of Hadrian, a view of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica from the Castel.

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Vatican City view from Castel Sant’Angelo

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Castel Sant’Angelo

and the sights at night across the Tiber and in Rome………….

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Castel St. Angelo at night

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Piazza Navorna

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Trevi Fountain at night

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The Angel

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Pantheon at night

Plenty to see in a day but missed a lot too. For more pictures surendra.smugmug.com

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