"Views of the Vatican" Vatican City by Maryimelda
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I had long dreamed of visiting Rome and to me Rome meant the Vatican before anything else. When I finally made it for the first time in September 2002, I thought I would need someone to pinch me. We did all the usual things. We traipsed through the Vatican Museum to the Sistine Chapel (I just wish I could have seen it not so crowded, but even so it was mind boggling). After lunch in the Museum restaurant, we were ready to face the square and the basilica.
There would not be many Catholics who were around in the mid 20th century who wouldn't have a soft spot for the pope who in "Brides of Christ" was affectionately referred to as Johnny EX EX ONE ONE ONE. I speak of course of Pope John XXIII and I was amazed to see his glass coffin and his body still intact. Pope Innocent in the other glass coffin didn't wear as well I'm afraid.
- Pros:There are no words big enough to describe it.
- Cons:Crowds in the Sistine Chapel.
- In a nutshell:I have returned twice and will surely do so again one day.
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