All I can say is ... there is so much there! And I just about stopped taking photos.
It was kind of over whelming. I was so busy looking and reading. Most of the photos below are taken from Wikipedia. I'll let you know which photos are actually mine.
What really surprise me though was the size of the museum not including the chapel. We spent about 2 1/2 hours looking at everything else before arriving at the famous chapel. And I felt like I was rushing past everything. This is a place I want to see again.
Such a funny feature in such a gorgeous church.
This church is older, founded in the 5th Century. The church that is now standing was built in 822 and then parts were rebuild and added to in the 18th Century. Things are SO OLD in Italy!
I never knew that tradition.
ps, I took this photo!
I don't think I've ever eaten so much wonderful food as I did on this trip. I'm really in love with Italian food. The pasta and pizza are great, but there is so much more than that to love.
They have really bad breakfasts though, just a cup of espresso and, if you are lucky, a croissant. A few times we were given packaged bad buns ... slightly stale. So, this sign cracked me up. They are trying to cater to tourists, but still not quite right.
I took this photo and the other 2 below, but that's it!
I did actually see everything else shown though.
So, I'm actually not finished with Italy. I bought a few cool things that I will blog about next week.
Have a lovely weekend. The leaves here are really pretty.