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How To Skip The Crowds Of Vatican City

Over twenty thousand people visit the Vatican City every day — and in the Vatican, the holy Sistine Chapel. They hope of experiencing a sublime or spiritual moment, but only end-up having a baffling experience. I mean how can you, in God’s name, feel anything tranquil in a place where all you get to see is a crowd of people pouring in, and guards constantly shouting “no talking, no pictures”! The solution? Take an exclusive tour carried out before the opening hours (for the general public) of the Vatican. Private tours to the Vatican City were usually reserved for celebrities, royals, and politicians. But almost a decade ago, Vatican City opened its gates to the general public, and for those who wish to pay a little extra and escape the crowds. And this time, as I travelled through Rome, I ended up being one among them. I booked my early morning Skip The Crowds tour (for a little extra cost compared to what an ordinary walking tour costs) with a tour company called ‘Through Eternity Tours’, who …