Old City of Rome & Vatican

We went to a few places on the second day in Rome. Our first stop was Museum Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. I was so excited to see with my own eyes, the great artworks of Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio

If the day before, St.Peter’s amazed me with its great structures, Museum Vatican did the same too. Almost all the walls in the whole museum decorated by painted, done personally by Renaissance artists. I really wondered how they could paint the each of the ceilings. They were so breathtaking..

Finally we entered the Sistine Chapel and could see the most famous painting in the world: The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment, both by Michelangelo. I really wanted to share the picture here, but I should not. The room was strictly guarded by the securities and they did not allow any pictures to be taken in this room.

After a few hours exploring the whole museum, we headed to the famous Colosseum. On our way there, we pass by one of Rome’s most notable monuments called Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II.

After walking for quite a distance, we saw the shape of the Colosseum from far. We did not go in because it was late and they have closed the place. So we only walked around the amphitheaters. To be frank, the place was quite spooky.

On our way back, we passed by another attraction which called The Roman Forum. It was the Forum of ancient Rome that also became the centre of the city’s politics and business at the time.

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