Rome Day 10: Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s

Hello everyone! Today was another great day here in Rome!

Our class had the opportunity to go into the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and I had the chance to go back to St. Peter’s Basilica as well!

It was so beautiful, and the art in each place was absolutely stunning. All of the work from the different artists including Michelangelo and Raphael, was breathtaking and something that I never thought I would have the opportunity to see.

We first walked through many different galleries that held the artwork from many different artists and time periods, and I learned a lot of new information about the pieces that were in these museums. It was really interesting to learn about how different sculptures for example were found during the excavation process, and how things were pieced back together. I enjoyed walking around the galleries, also with the help of a tour guide, and learned way more than I would have simply walking around by myself. It was really great!

After wondering around the many different galleries and seeing a lot of different things throughout the museums, including the Pope’s Office which was super cool, we headed over to see the Sistine Chapel!

Walking into the Sistine Chapel, I was amazed. The details in the art were incredible, and the overall feeling walking into the space was amazing. I wish I could have taken pictures to share with you all, but photography is not permitted here in order to better preserve the paintings. However; I will never forget the feeling walking in, and taking in all of the unbelievable images, and thinking about the meaning behind each. It was so beautiful.

After the Chapel, we went over to St. Peter’s Basilica, where as many of you know, I had a really special experience here! If you did not read that post, check out Rome Day 6! I could talk about St. Peter’s for hours, it is so so so amazing, and such a special place to me. It will always hold a special place in my heart, and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to visit it multiple times on my trip.

Overall, today was a great day, and I am so thankful for everything that I have been able to do and see on this trip. It has been an experience of a lifetime, and again I am very grateful!

I have one more week here in Rome, and I am excited to share with you all what I do in my final days here!

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

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