Visiting Italy is one of the best getaways one can have, undoubtedly. The stunning destinations that you can visit here, and the fine Rome apartments make this such a dream vacation spot for anyone. Feel free to browse the various entries in this blog and get to know more about this amazing country.
It’s been a few years since I visited St. Peter’s Basilica. If anyone has any doubt about the wealth of the Catholic Church, this Basilica along with the museums in the Vatican will put all of that doubt to rest. St. Peter’s has the largest interior of any Christian Church in the world. The amazing thing to me is that this was built starting in 1506, and took until 1656 to complete it. The materials, precision, majesty, and beauty are amazing!St. Peter’s Square was not at its loveliest with scaffolding chairs and stages set up for something….maybe a talk from the Pope? The number of tourists and pilgrims was exorbitant, as always.For me, the attraction is to see Michelangelo’s Pieta again, which even behind the glass that is there to protect any further vandalism attempts, is exquisite. (The sculpture was attacked by in 1972 by a mentally disturbed person who hit it with a geological hammer crying “I am Jesus Christ”) This work was completed by Michelangelo when he was only 23 and is one of the most finished of his work. Few others contain the highly polished exterior of the Pieta.
Entrance into St. Peter’s Basilica is free, but you have to pay to go to the Dome or into the museums. This is a great information site for all the details you need to know about visiting St. Peter’s.saintpetersbasilica.org