Saturday, March 12, we took the Metro over to Vatican City only to discover thousands of pilgrims. We had lost track of time and did not realize it was the weekend. There are probably four times as many visitors on the weekend as during the week. However, I got some wonderful photos of St. Peter's Square.
The elliptical shape, symbolising the Church's embrace of all of mankind, is defined by a series of 284 columns arranged in four rows. The square was designed by Bernini and features a central obelisk and two identical fountains.