Itinerary for Day 3: Vatican Museum >St. Peter's Basilica
After we are done with the Vatican Museum, We headed for the St. Peter's Basilica. I was really looking forward to visit the St Peter's Basilica. This is the place where you will always see the Pope waving to everyone on television. Another reason to why i look forward to visiting is that i get to climb up the cupola to get a good view of the square.
Getting there :
Metro red line (line A) ( See Metro Map )
Ottaviano stop [closer to St. Peter’s Basilica]/ Cipro stop [closer to the Vatican Museums]
The Basilica is open from 7:00 to 18:00 every day (until 19:00 during winter) .
Admission is free
A few points to note when visiting St Peter's Basilica:
Dress code: no shorts, no skirts above the knee, and no bare shoulders.
No large bags or purses into the basilica [free drop-off point for all bags in a room just to the right of the steps leading up into the church].
We walked around the Basilica and it just so impressed with the interior.
Up next, the highlight of the trip! To climb the cupola
Although admission is free but if you are also planning to climb the cupola, you will need to pay.
There is 2 types of ticket available €7 for elevator, €5 for stairs.
The difference between these two is that you can take the elevator to the roof level , but if you want to be on the top of the cupola you must take the stairs for the last portion (320 steps) and for the latter, you will need to climb climb and climb ( a total of 551 steps!!) >.<"
Guess which route we chose?? The elevator of course!! it's totally worth that extra €2.
Up and up the cupola the path up gets narrower in a spiral way ONE WAY!
I was so tired with the climb but there is no turning back.
It is totally worth the effort and energy going up there once you see the view
No regrets at all!
It is really a place to visit when you visit Rome!
Ending this place with a panorama of the St Peter's Basilica and Square.
Rome certainly brought me fond memories.
Next stop we will be visiting another iconic monument The leaning Tower of Pisa