If you are in Rome in the summer and wish to tour the Vatican – doing a night tour is something I would highly recommend.  Rome can be really crowded and pretty warm!  Touring the Vatican in the evening cuts down on both of these.

 There are a few things that are closed off during the evening. However the trade off of actually being able to see the rest crowd free is worth it.  You can see from the pictures that there are not that many others there while we were.  Bonus that jet lag was setting in so we could look at our leisure and not forced to move with the crowd.

 Artifacts from the building with Nebuchadnezzar.  It records his building activities and was made around 650 BC.

This sculpture is called Sfera con Sfera or Sphere within a Sphere.  There are a series of them located around the world.  One is also at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indy – right down the road from us.  I would love run over there and take a picture of that one!

Just down under the canopies is where we had our pizza that night!

Vatican City is located near the center of Rome – from here we could see over toward the Forums – the Vittoriano is especially easy to see. 

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