Could you dedicate almost 10 years of your life to one project while living and sleeping in the same room that you are working in? With stifling heat in the summer and freezing cold in the winter? 500 years ago, the most famous artist of the Renaissance set out to create a masterpiece that is unrivaled even to our current time - The Sistine Chapel. So who painted the … [Read more...] about Who Painted the Sistine Chapel?
Vatican City Attractions
If you are planning a Visit to the Vatican and want more out of your experience than a photo of the Sistine Chapel you should definitely have the Raphael Rooms on your radar, but what are you supposed to see? We asked Brandon, our resident licensed guide, and these are the top things he recommends you see on your visit to the Raphael Rooms. Pro Planning … [Read more...] about The Top 11 Things to See in the Raphael Rooms + Interesting Facts
You already know that a trip to Rome is not complete without a visit to the famous country within the city, Vatican City. But, there are so many different tour options, how do you choose? It all depends on your travel interests and schedule. All of our Vatican tours include skipping the line for tickets, local English-speaking guides, a tour of the Vatican Museums, and a … [Read more...] about The Best Vatican Tours to Take and Why + Map
St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and it's definitely worth a visit. Besides the fact that it contains the beautiful La Pietà, Michelangelo's famous marble sculpture, the entire church is home to a plethora of beautiful art. While you're visiting the Basilica, did you know that you can also climb St. Peter's Dome too? How to Climb … [Read more...] about How to Climb St. Peter’s Dome
In the late 19th century, the Vatican was an island surrounded by an enemy country: Italy. Pope Leo XIII was practically a prisoner inside the Vatican walls and to cheer himself up, he created the Candelabra Gallery. In this guide, learn the history of the Gallery of the Candelabra in the Vatican and the most important works inside. Travel Tip: Ever read something … [Read more...] about Guide to the Gallery of the Candelabra in the Vatican