BIG bucket list Adventures
See the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City Italy
Why? Massive art small crowds. Damn Michelangelo for not picking a bigger room! The 40m long by 13m wide box squished into the Vatican Museum complex is woefully inadequate for the 25 000 odd people who now traipse through here every day.
Yes the iconic ceiling and particularly the altar wall s Last Judgement are probably the most impressive paintings you ll ever see but that s only if you can see them over the heads of the rest of humanity.
Fortunately there is another way. It s possible to book private tours of the site which take small groups (15 people) into Vatican rooms usually off limits and finish in the Sistine Chapel for an after hours viewing of Michelangelo s masterpieces without all the other people.