Despite a rainy day, our papal audience gave us the chance to see Pope Francis in person up close
for the first time. Our guide prepared us for the arrival of the Pope,and his cardinals, by going over lots of Vatican history, whilst we waited for the event to begin.
Our seats allowed us to be at least six feet from the Pope when he toured Vatican Square in his
little Popemobile. He waved to us as he went by. It was very emotional for everyone around us.
Definitely an event not to be missed, but only takes place on Wednesday, in all weathers.
Good value for money, and an unforgetable once in a lifetime experience.
I visited Rome for the third time in 8 months with my wife because there is so much to see and absorb. We went on many of the major historic tours available on Viator. On the 5th of May 2012, having read the book, and seen the film, we decided to go on the Angels and Demons tour. This tour turned out to be a splended addition to the history of ancient Rome, and in particular matters related to beginnings of the Vatican. Our guide for the tour was a young, thoroughly knowledgeable man, who spoke perfect English. His personality and enthusiasm the subject made this one of the highlights of all our visits to this magnificent city. I will not go in to the detail of the tour as it would spoil the continuity, and surprise details for everyone. We highly recommended this tour to all family and friends who expressed a wish to visit the eternal city, after viewing the pictures etc. we brought back. Many thanks to Viator for making all the tours we went on available, and a particular thanks to our guide for making the Angels and Demons tour such an excellent choice.
A very interesting tour of the Accademia, and Uffizi Gallery in Florence on a whistle stop tour. We went by train from Rome, as my wife doesn't travel too well by coach. Florence is a place we both wanted to visit, and we were not disappointed by the small amount of sites we saw on our short day trip.
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