A speaking English driver of ours will pick you up at the Hotel and will bring you back to the same hotel, and he will remain at your disposal for all trip .
|Vatican City||A view from the Tiber river||Vatican Gardens|
|Sistina Chaple||Vatican and Gardens||The Pity|
The Vatican and S.Peter’s basilica
Emperor Constantine ordered the construction of the basilica on the sepulchre of S. Peter and it was ended in 319 A.D. In the Middle Age the building fell down and a new church was rebuilt. The first stone was laid by Pope Julius II. But it took much time to obtain this magnificent masterpiece. The 1614 facade made by Carlo Maderno is 114 metres wide and 45 metres high. The statues are 6 metres high. It’s very interesting for all the world Christianity , full of history , from S. Peter to the actual Pope Francesco. It is a religious State in the Italian State. S. Peter’s Basilica is known all over the places in the world and all the catholic people and not catholic people look at it. Really it takes several days to have a look of all magnificent artistic obects that it contains but I suggest in one day to go inside of the Basilica and take a look at Saint Peter’ s statue, in the middle of the basilica, the statue of Pity, and the graves. Pope John Paul II’s grave is in S. Peter’s on the right, entering the Basilica, at the second chapel after the Pity’s Chapel. Then, having time, you can continue the visit to the dome to have a magnificent view of the city of Rome: the Sistina Chapel and the numerous rooms full of art or ancient relics; the museum and the magnificent gardens.