We marveled at the architecture and masterpieces by some of the world's greatest artists including Raphael, Bramante, Carlo Maderno, and Michelangelo. The piazza in front of the basilica, designed by Bernini, has two semicircles of colonnades with statues of saints surrounding the entrance. Two fountains are on either side of the Egyptian obelisk.
|In Vatican City.|
|St. Peter's Basilica & the obelisk.|
|Inside the Basilica.|
We also climbed to the top of the dome and got a panoramic view of the city. The stairs wound up in a circular fashion as the angles of the walls of the dome kept getting smaller and smaller.
|View from above.|
|A painting of Campania, where Naples is.|
|This one scares me.|
|Shh.. don't tell!|