The Vatican is as impressive as it is small. With treasures rivaling that of the Louvre, it's collection of riches and historical artifacts are priceless. I really enjoyed seeing the Sistine Chapel and witnessing for myself this masterpiece of Michaelangelo himself. Recent restoration has made the frescoes in the Chapel as colorful and bright as the day they were painted. Saint Peter's Basilica is one of the most impressive and the largest Church I have ever seen in my life. The massive size is astounding and humbling, while the amazing detail and priceless decoration are overwhelming. We were able to see the Pope give a short sermon from his apartment window on Sunday and received his blessing in English.