On our first full day in Rome, we visited the Vatican where our local guide explained with clarity and depth what we would be seeing and what to look for on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.The architecture of the new Vatican museum was very impressive.
No photography is allowed in the Sistine Chapel, but it is permitted in other areas. This magnificent ceiling was in the map room that you pass through on your way to the Sistine Chapel.
As you can see, the walls of this room feature very large maps of the different regions of Italy.
After the Sistine Chapel, we toured St. Peter's Basilica.
Later we visited the Spanish Steps.
More tomorrow . . .