St. Peter’s Dome in Rome

Posted on November 14, 2013. Filed under: Italy, Rome, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , |

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Being claustrophobic I didn’t know how I would do climbing the many steps to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  The walls curve in and they actually become narrower as you go!  I had to try, though, how often does one get to Rome?

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What most amazed us was the coffee shop on the roof where we enjoyed an espresso!  Everything at St. Peter’s is enormous, so we shouldn’t have been surprised by an entire coffee shop on the roof or the fact that the roof we walked on seemed like a street complete with buildings of its own.

The view is magnificent owing to the ordinance that no building in Rome can be higher than the Vatican dome.  It was a very blue sky and perfect day for the climb.

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4 Responses to “St. Peter’s Dome in Rome”

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Lucky you, to be in Rome. I assume you’re Catholic visiting the Basilica.

Why would you assume that, Tim? It’s quite the tourist attraction and historical monument no matter what your religious persuasion! I can’t imagine anyone going to Rome and skipping the Vatican just because they aren’t Catholic.

Perhaps it was a stupid comment. I must say it’s not my first and probably won’t be my last. 🙂

No, no, not stupid at all. It IS the center of Roman Catholicism, afterall!


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