In the necropolis tour, there were two other American couples (they're very friendly and I'm happy to be bumping into Americans once again, because I sure missed working with them). There was also a pair of sisters but I didn't know where they were from. Together, we went underground and had the time of our lives. Cameras weren't allowed INSIDE the necropolis, so I will not have any pictures to show you in this post today; however, you could see the virtual tour here.
|The nearest Metro station (subway) is Ottaviano. From here, I took a 10 to 15 minutes walk to the Piazza San Pietro (Saint Peter's Square).|
|To my LEFT... Yes, the super long queue went all the way to the road. Even during the so-called non-peak season like November.|
|And finally, when I was out, I stalked a pigeon nearby. I literally followed the bird for a good one minute until I got this "leave trail"...|
NOTE: Special permission must be granted by the “Fabbrica di San Pietro” and visits are organized according to the schedule set by the Ufficio Scavi. If you’re interested, you can find out more about it here (Italian | English).
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