I visited the dome of St Peter’s one afternoon with my mother - we had to queue for about half an hour to pay €7 to take the lift to the bottom of the dome. 

From there you go through a door and up a ramp into the base of the dome where you are close up with the wonderful mosaics and can look straight down into the basilica below or up at the rich decoration on the inside.It was great to be so close to the mosaics - they looked so fresh that they could have been created yesterday.

Then you went through another door and started climbing the 320 steps to bring you out at the top of the dome. The steps wound round and round and as you got higher they got narrower and the roof sloped inwards, forcing you to lean at an angle.

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