|St. Peter's Basilica|
We had 6 1/2 hours, and started with seeing a small part of the Vatican museums (what we call the gallery of maps) and the Sistine Chapel, followed by a quick lunch in the Vatican cafeteria.
The ceilings looked three dimensional as if they had been carved, but we were assured the dimensional look was the adoit use of paint.
|Picture of painted ceiling|
|Close up of ceiling panel|
|A glance at "carved" look of the painted ceiling|
|Display of historical military equipment at Circus Maximus|
|Another shot of Circus Maximum|
That left us with all of about 20 minutes left to see the inside of St. Peter's Basilica and the Pieta.
|Pieta behind thick plexiglass barrier|