This spiral staircase at the Vatican Museum is dizzying. You can’t miss it because this is where you exit after visiting the world’s most amazing museum. And oh boy, you’ve got to look down first before treading down that staircase. It’s an incredibly beautiful wrought iron staircase designed by Giuseppe Momo. And when you’re down there, remember to look up and see how the spiral staircase compliment with the glass dome above. This is the most fabulous and grandest way to end your visit at the Vatican Museum.
Bramante Staircase. Though this was not designed by Bramante, his original spiral staircase was the inspiration for this. In fact, the original is also inside the museum but only tourists on special tours are allowed to see it.
Go Down Slowly. Walk down like a beauty queen. Despacito, as they say. 😀 Touch those railings and feel those tiny carved statues in your hands.
Money-Saving Tip in Rome and Vatican
Rome and the Vatican are packed with places to see and history to marvel at. If you’re going to stay there for a few days only, it’s very impossible to squeeze and see everything you want to see. This Rome & Vatican Pass will let you see the places you’ve been dying to visit and known of from the pages of history books.
Hostel Alessandro Palace and Bar is your best bet in Rome. This hostel exceeded my expectations. The spacious rooms are secured with magnetic key cards and equipped with safe lockers for your valuables. You have to bring your own lock though. If you forgot to bring one, you can always buy one in their vending machine downstairs. They also have a bar that serves your alcohol needs. The staff are friendly and speaks English, too. The area has a lot of cafes, restaurants and grocery shops. The Roman Colosseum is 30 minutes and the Trevi Fountain is 20 minutes walk from here. But, most of all, it’s less than 5 minutes walk to the Rome Central Station. Trains to the airport and to another parts of Italy start and end in this station. You can book Hostel Alessandro Palace and Bar in Rome via HostelWorld and Booking.