We waited in line for two hours to buy tickets to see the Sistine Chapel and another hour getting to it. We were then unceremoniously rushed through without a chance to view all of its wonderful Michelangelo art work. The crowds at St. Peter's were even more dense.
What I found most disturbing were the thousands of tourists wandering around this maze of myth without a knowledge of biblical truth. The prison where the Apostle Paul was incarcerated and the execution room where he was martyred were empty of visitors. My wife and I seemed to be the only people interested in biblical events and biblical personages.
If the Apostle Paul has written the Book of Romans before he went to Rome, he would have no doubt said the same thing he said to the Athenians: "Ye men of Athens (Rome), I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious (devout without the knowledge of the true God)." Superstition remains and abounds.
Of course, that is not unique to the city of Rome. You find the same thing in most every city in America. And, I am sure, every city in the world. The gods are the same, only the names have changed.