Holiday in Italia part I

Let’s get straight to the point. My next few posts will be about Italy and the photos I took during our holiday last May. Yes, it’s taken me this long to sort them. But don’t worry, I still have that trip to Mexico from 2015 to sort. soon maybe, hopefully.

The first part is about The Vatican City jus to get on with it.

We went there twice, not because of faith but because of crowds and rain!

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

On our first day in Roma, we visited the Vatican Museums which are amazing and definitely worth the visit. If you’re a geek for architecture and fine arts like I am, you’ll love this place!

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Sadly it gets crowded by groups and tours but if you’re patient you can enjoy the museums.

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

I spent some time snapping the tiles on the floor of each room we entered. I did a bit of research and noticed that these aren’t copyrighted so I came back with a bunch of backgrounds to print for my food photography.

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

No pictures are allowed at the Sistine Chapel but it’s just too good to resist. I wished I could snap the ambiance here as people are crying in the excitement of seeing Raphael’s work. I don’t blame them, it definitely is something to bee seen with your own eyes.

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

It takes tons of patience to snap these famous stairs at the end of the Vatican Museums. There’s always someone on the way!

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

 

After the Museums, we tried going to see the Basilica but the weather was shit and the queues were insane. This was our first day in Roma and we had 9 more to go so we decided to take a chance later in the week.

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

So on day 7, we stopped again at The Vatican City on our way to Trastevere. I’m such an infidel that God didn’t want me there so the weather was still shit while queuing to get in.

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Once inside, it’s magnificent but again, groups and tours can ruin everything since they’re on a tight schedule and they want to see and snap as much as they can.

Italy in pictures by Xavier D Buendia

Would I go back to the Vatican? I don’t think so! Once is enough; I saw and experienced what I wanted but it takes the patience of a saint to deal with that amount of religious geekery and crowd management.

The next post will be about Firenze and Napoli.

Like what you see or have any questions? please let me know in the comments.

 

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