Planning a visit to the Vatican City & Museums in Rome to see the Sistine Chapel and want to know more about what you're looking at? It's is a great first step to truly understanding the masterpiece of masterpieces. This article details the top things you should see in the Sistine Chapel and why they are so important so you can add depth and meaning to your trip. Pro … [Read more...] about 17 Things to See in the Sistine Chapel
Looking for a comprehensive guide to the Vatican Museums? This is likely the most elaborate free article on the internet detailing the Vatican Museums. It was written by Brandon Shaw, a licensed Vatican tour guide which makes it a valuable resource. Pro Planning Tip: This post is what we refer to as a "mega-article" which means it contains tons of information that … [Read more...] about 62 Famous Artworks, Statues, and Things to See in the Vatican Museums
The Cabinet of the Masks is one of the many hidden treasures you can find at the Vatican Museum. Though many visit the Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms on their trip to the enclave city, few visitors take the time to check out this amazing room. This makes it one of the best-hidden gems that you can include on your trip to the Vatican. History The story of the … [Read more...] about What is the Cabinet of the Masks? The Vatican’s Secret Chamber.
Spanning the reign of 20 popes and every famous Renaissance architect you can name, the St. Peter’s Basilica is the most important of the four major Basilica's in Rome which makes it the most important Catholic Church on Earth. It is also easily one of Rome’s most recognizable buildings. The Basilica’s elaborate dome reigns over the Eternal City’s skyline - a compass for … [Read more...] about 19 Astonishing Facts About St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
Rome is full of incredible things to visit but if you want something really exclusive, there’s only one place to go: the Vatican Scavi. Also known as the Vatican City Necropolis, The Tomb of the Dead, or St. Peter’s Tomb, the Scavi is famous for being the final resting place of one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, Peter. What is the Vatican Necropolis? First off let's define … [Read more...] about How to See St. Peter’s Tomb in Vatican City