Day 19, Rome: Started the day with something lighthearted and visited the Capuchin Crypt (‘no photos’ was heavily enforced but definitely google this to get the full creepy factor). Then onto the Vatican Museum where the amount of history in their exhibits blew me away. The Egyptian tablet is from 2323-2150 B.C. (!!!) The Raphael Rooms and map rooms were by far my favorites with large frescos and a beautiful ceiling, respectively. Then on to the main event of the Sistine Chapel that is completely awe inspiring. The time and detail in each individual piece is so vastly intricate that it feels like you could spend a whole day just examining this one ceiling. After the museum we walked next door to St. Peter’s Basilica; I never fully comprehended how large the interior of the building was until yesterday. 60,000 people can fit inside this gigantic structure that on it’s long axis is the length of two football fields😳. Every piece of the decor is so meticulously perfect that the whole inside feels like a museum of art. From the granite patterns on the floor matching the domes above, to the statues higher up perfectly scaled to appear the same size as the ones below, it was amazing. Outside we were greeted by a beautiful sunset and rainbow behind St. Peter’s.