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Italian art flourished in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and the Vatican popes put together one of the world’s largest collections of private art with frescos, paintings, sculptures, and treasure. See the highlights as you walk through galleries such as Raphael’s Rooms, and hear stories behind works such as the ‘School of Athens’—a piece that features images of Michelangelo and Raphael himself. Pass through halls such as the Gallery of the Masks and Gallery of the Maps. Then, make your way into the Sistine Chapel. A sacred spot and the private papal chapel, the Sistine Chapel is also renowned for its Michelangelo frescoes—’The Last Judgement’ and ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, which is said to be built on the ground where St. Peter is buried. Admire ‘La Pietà,’ an early Michelangelo sculpture, and pause to rub the foot of a statue of St. Peter, said to bring good luck. Your Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica tour then finishes outside the church.
With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museum’s chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin’s “Thinker” and the Sistine Chapel.Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably “The Last Judgment,” Michelangelo’s stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter’s is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy’s great Renaissance’s architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
The Vatican Museums, founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, contain one of the largest art collections in the world. Inside there are huge collections of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the popes. The Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo is only a part of the works that visitors can admire. The Vatican Museums are located in the Vatican territory but the entrance is in Italian territory, in Rome.
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