We stayed on the main floor and tried to take in everything we could see. It was an incredible and overwhelming space.
John Paul II is entombed on the main floor, and here I am with my patron saint, St. Helena :-)
Here's a view of the Basilica from St. Peter's Square, and two photos of the window from which the Pope makes his appearances.
It was great being in St. Peter's Square, especially with no crowds!
We were enjoying our lunch but started to notice the increasing number of police and crowds, and the road being roped off.
Our server informed us that some king or queen was going to visit the Pope, and after a quick google search, we discovered that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were headed this way. The motorcade soon arrived.
I had to pick my side of the street to try and get a picture and as the odds would have it, I didn't get Liz.
Before we headed back to the hotel and dinner, we had one more stop to make, The Pantheon. And we happily reflected on what was an amazing day so far as we headed that way.