Then, we waited. About a month later, as I shuffled through our stack of mail, I came across a letter from Vatican City! We had three tickets reserved in our name! It was absolutely thrilling!
So, a month later when we arrived in Rome, our first order of business was to walk to Saint Peter's Basilica and pick up those tickets! It was so exciting walking through the busy streets of Rome. We arrived in the evening, and the whole city seemed alive and lit up with people and activity. We felt the excitement welling up inside of us; Rome truly was the climax of our trip.
After picking up our tickets, we explored the inside of the Basilica. The interior is just as incredible and grand as the exterior. One feels so small inside of its massive walls and beneath its grand beauty. It is truly an unforgettable feeling.
There is something magical about Saint Peter's Basilica at night. It is my favorite time to visit. It is so peaceful and still, yet so awe-inspiring.