St. Peter’s Basilica // FLASHBACK FRIDAY

You see pictures, you hear about its greatness… but you can’t fully appreciate St. Peter’s Basilica until you experience it in person. It is such a stunning piece of architecture.

st. peter's basilica

I backpacked (er, suitcased) around Italy for 5 weeks after graduating from Cornell University in 2007. Though I didn’t love Rome the way I thought I would, I didn’t expect to be blown away by the Roman churches. Any one of them would aesthetically trump just about all churches in America. St. Peter’s Basilica is the cream of the crop – the crème de la crème, if you will.

I visited really early in the morning to beat the crowds, and it was completely worth it for the tranquility. By 10am, the church is packed with tourists.

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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