On day two of our trip to Rome we climbed all the way to the top of the Vatican.
There was an elevator that would take you up the first 300 stairs or so, but the line was long and we thought we would just climb them and not wait.
Well, that was a mistake! After we got done climbing the first 300 we had about 600+ more to go. So, if there is a line when you go for the elevator, be sure to wait in it. It will be well worth the wait time! This picture is of a mosaic inside the Vatican. It is just one of many.
I thought it was pretty cool that they let you go out here. Just hours before we were staring up at these statues while we waited in line. Pictures of the statues from the Vatican courtyard.
Vatican travel tip: I read in a lot of places about ways to skip the lines, but when I got there I couldn’t figure it out. The lines are horrible. We stood in line for over two hours. After a little research I found this Early-Access Sistine Chapel Viewing & Vatican Museum Ticket on Expedia. This ticket offers exclusive early-morning entry, you’re among the first of the day to set foot inside the Sistine Chapel. Gain access before the doors open to the general public and admire the beauty of this world-renowned masterpiece before wandering the Vatican Museums at your leisure. It costs $61 and I guarantee it will be money well spent and save you literally hours!