Saturday, June 8, 2013

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City 梵蒂岡, Rome Italy 2013 羅馬意大利自由行

Ok, lets continue with my Italy travel post. This post is related to those places we went on Day 2. I watch again  movie " Angels and Demons" before go Italy, and I was so excited and looking forward to see those places especially Vatican City that shown in the movie. And I also learnt that Vatican City is a smallest country/state in the world.

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We reached there before 9am, already long line up to enter St.Peter's Basilica (for security check before enter).
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After 30mins, we managed to enter..
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Even Monday this place still very busy with tourists..
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This basilica is astounding with its architectural marvels, and the art it contains. 
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All visitors also never forgot to take picture of the Swiss Papal Guards..nice uniform huh..
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Another must do when you visit Vatican city, send postcard from the post office here. They have their own stamp. I also did the same thing, sent back 3 postcards for my kids from this smallest country in the world !!
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After we exit from St.Peter's Basilica, we saw the Q even longer, even U turn back, hahaha..
While we blessed we did not go through such long Q, we did not realized our next stop that took us 1 and 1/2hr for the Q, LOL.

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Beautiful Dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City
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18 comments:

Esther Lau said...

This place looks awesome!!!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Good evening Sonia...

Anne Regalado said...

The basilica looks imposing and fascinating ! So , did you receive your postcards from Rome yet ? ;D

My Little Space said...

COOL....what an awesome place! Absolutely priceless.
Happy weekend dear.
Kristy

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, their guards uniform is so colorful!

Ann Low said...

Spectacular pictures! This is one of the beautiful places that I'd like to visit one day.

Li Shuan said...

We went there on the 1st January , it was just incredibly packed n we just took some pics on the open top buses n went back for a stroll at night. Thanks for sharing the photos inside the church.

Angie Ng said...

好漂亮的地方,期待有一天自己也可以到那旅行只是不知道要储蓄多久才有这笔旅费,呵呵呵~

cquek said...

awesome place to visit it will be nice if your photo is bigger.

Shu Han said...

ahhhh I want to fly there right now

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love Rome! I can still remember I survived on penne pasta the whole trip cos back then I do not like Western food so if I go there again, I will enjoy the food far more better.

Elaine said...

Good morning,
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. The place is really so grand and awesome!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, thanks for sharing the photos, keep reminding me on my europe trip.

lena said...

i must remember the postcards next time when i go there!

Caca said...

Sonia, do you need special visa to enter Vatican city? How far is it from St. Peter's Basilica? Mode of transport? How many do you need to cover must visit places in Vatican?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Caca, don't need any Visa to enter. We took train from the station near our hotel in Roma to Vatican and journey was about 5mins, even you can walk to there, maybe about one hour, in fact we walked back from Vatican till hotel ..Vatican is very small place , we just visited this church and a museum , don't think there are any more places to visit .

Caca said...

Thanks Sonia. Hopefully, I could visit this place next year.

Silik Lam said...

Beautiful pictures .Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful vacation.

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