Then we headed off to the Museum, which includes the Sistine Chapel. On the advice from some friends, we purchased our tickets to the Museum in advance. HUGE payoff! We walked past a line that seemed to go for-ever, and right into the museum doors. The place was packed with people, and it was a bit of a cattle herding through the various galleries. The amount of art was overwhelming. We would have loved to stop and actually appreciate some of what we were seeing, but our time today was limited, so we kept our eyes focused on signs leading to the Capella Sistina and followed them. No pictures were "allowed" (although many people were snapping away), so I have no photos from it, but suffice it to say that it was pretty impressive in person, and the pictures wouldn't do it justice anyway.
After that, we found some lunch and went back to see St. Peter's. This is one big Basilica!
And the brightly colored guards
In reflecting on our visit, all the kids mentioned seeing a lot of Popes' tombs while there. Not what first came to my mind, but fairly accurate, I suppose.
Before heading back to the train station we hung out in the square a while, people watching and pigeon chasing.