Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to share my recent visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, which is an Italian renaissance church in Vatican City.
The basilica is famous for its big plaza in front of the church. It looks magnificent with all columns and statues.
St. Peter’s Basilica is the biggest church in the world. Here, Saint Peter, who was the chief of Jesus’ Apostle is resting in peace.
This church is also known for Pieta, a statue of the legendary artist Michelangelo.
The statue is placed just right next to the e trance. Seeing the <Pieta>, I became speechless and got goosebumps. Muscle, vein, or facial expressions… it was unbelievable that it’s made out of marble. The artist handled the rock as if it were soft clay.
On the day of my visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, it was above 33 degrees and the Sun was very strong. We had to line up for 30 mins (luckily we had a hat and water) to get into the church. However, it was worth to visit just to see the statue. You should spend some time there to appreciate the masterpiece. I didn’t go up the dome, which you have to pay to go up (€10 in a lift, €8 by foot) because there’s another long line to get in.
Don’t miss out the opportunity to check out the biggest church in the world and <Pieta> when you go to Vatican City. It’s just next to Vatican.
Happy travel with Matimonda! See you again 🙂
Address : Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Hours : 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (-7:00 p.m. in winter)
Free of charge (except the dome)
Dress code : Sleeveless tops, pants or skirt above knees are not allowed.