Il diario Romano! Preeminent and majestic: the dawn of a new day in Christian Rome! It makes me just want shout and hear the echo of these old Latin words: "Omnia vincit veritas!"
Actually, this is the best time to visit the Vatican Basilica. Just coast across the cobbles of Rome through the morning mists to get the Basilica as it opens at 7 o'clock. Then, visit the crypt to see the tombs of the dead popes!