The above photo is just a hallway in the Vatican Museum. It’s just a hallway with beautiful artwork in the ceilings and on the walls and on the floor. The mosaics were mind-blowing. Truly. Honeymooner Tip: the last Sunday of the Month=FREE ADMISSION to the Museum, we saved €28! But be aware if it’s a Holy Day, it’s closed regardless. And if you’re at the Vatican you MUST got to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica, the prices are €5 for stairs the whole way or €7 for a lift to the mid-point then stairs to the top. The extra €2 are totally worth it. The stairs are a bit frightening… I say that being barely 5 feet tall and petite and having no claustrophobic tendencies whatsoever. Keep that in mind.
Taking a quick breather and trying to remain composed as I whimper “Are we there yet?! Seriously”Another point to make about the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s, you must have respectful dress on. No shoulders, no knees. So by the time you reach the top of the Basilica in August in Rome, you too will look this sweaty. It wasn’t just me. Many of us were “shiny”. Although Mr. AZ hides it well, I do not.But isn’t the view worth it, look at that. And as my Cousin Kate told me, the design mimics two arms embracing the Vatican. It’s a lovely thought.
Oh and if you thought the worst was over, here’s a look at some of the stairs down. They are teeny tiny.
Was anything hard but totally worth it on your honeymoon? We wouldn’t have traded walking up the Basilica in the 90 degree heat for anything.