Musei Vaticani's unique art collection is exhibited in surroundings of unparalleled beauty. The magnificent Raphael Rooms ... More
Musei Vaticani's unique art collection is exhibited in surroundings of unparalleled beauty. The magnificent Raphael Rooms are among the masterpieces of the collection, where each room is decorated with frescoes by great artists. The best known is The School of Athens, in which contemporary artists appear as classical characters (Leonardo da Vinci, for example, appears as Plato). The Sistine Chapel is the museum's finest treasure, and features Michelangelo's famous Last Judgement. He was one of many artists including Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Pinturicchio who contributed to the chapel.
When the Commune of Rome allowed one of its no longer used administrative buildings in Villa Borghese to be used
by a sculptor, it did not contemplate it being turned into a museum. The sculptor Pietro Canonica renovated the ...
Visiting Rome for the first time, visitors must experience the Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina), the Vatican structure with 50 million
monthly visitors. The Chapel was built between 1477 and 1481 by Pope Sixtus IV. From 1480 to 1483 the ...
The Vatican is among the most important historical sites in the world. The seat of the Holy Roman Catholic Church,
The Vatican is also the home of the Pope. As the smallest state in the world, the Vatican has ...