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All About Vatican City Telescope & Castel Gandolfo Observatory

Castel Gandolfo is a town located to the southeast of Rome, and has been the place where the Pope traditionally spends summer. The 135 acre Papal Summer Palace estate - known in Italian as the Palazzo Apostolico di Castel Gandolfo - is found here. But the 8000 person town is also home to the Vatican [...]

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Vatican Grottoes Guide

Vatican Grottoes: How to visit the Tomb of Popes in Rome

Vatican Grottoes are this huge set of papal tombs located directly below St Peter’s Basilica. Here, the remains of over 90 popes rest, amongst other dignitaries and even royalty. The Grottoes are visited by millions of tourists annually. They come to get a glimpse of the final resting place of the popes of days gone [...]

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The Creation of Adam hands

Michelangelo the Creation of Adam: All about Sistine Chapel Painting

If this Creation of Adam painting looks familiar, it is probably because you have seen it before. If you have been lucky enough to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in person, you will have seen the masterpiece for yourself. But even if you have never had the good fortune to visit the [...]

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Vatican Gallery of maps

Vatican Gallery of Maps Ceiling & All about Map Room Vatican

This stunning room is perhaps even more beautiful than the exhibits in it! Scratch that. Everything is stunning! If you are in the Vatican Museums and on the way to the Sistine Chapel DO NOT treat the Gallery of Maps like a corridor! It is a whole experience in itself! The Short History of the [...]

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The Belvedere torso

The Belvedere Torso Sculpture Dimensions, History & Facts

Located within the wonderful Vatican Museums, the Belvedere Torso is definitely worth stopping at when visiting the Vatican City. The Belvedere Torso history is not 100% known, but it is thought that the torso sculpture has been in Rome since at least the 15th century. This headless, armless and legless statue has more impact than [...]

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Audience of the Pope statue resurrection

The Vatican Resurrection Statue Meaning & Details about Sculptor

If you are in the Vatican City, don’t forget to visit the Paul VI Audience hall. This building - which is actually part in Rome and part in the Vatican City - is home to the stunning Statue of the Resurrection. This is not your average traditional Vatican resurrection statue however. Read on to find [...]

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St Peter's Square view

St Peter’s Square Rome Vatican Architecture, Fountains & Restaurants

The fabulous St Peter’s Square, Vatican City is something you must see when visiting Rome. It’s also a great free attraction, so being on a budget is no excuse not to visit! Read on to discover all about the history, obelisk, and architecture. Welcome to the Entrance to St Peter's Square Vatican and Basilica st_peters_square_vatican [...]

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Michelangelo pieta

Michelangelo’s La Pieta: Meaning, Facts & Complete Analysis

One of the most inevitable tourist destinations of Vatican City, Michelangelo’s la Pieta possesses a rich and appealing charisma, tugging thousands of visitors from across the globe. Along with the Pieta meaning and all the facts and curiosities related to it, here you will discover everything you need to know to plan your visit to [...]

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School of Athen's Painting by Raphael

School of Athens Painting Characters, Location & Details about Artist

Painted between 1509 and 1511 in the Apostolic Palace by Raphael, the School of Athens is one of the most important and fascinating frescos in history. Dedicated to classical Greece and Rome, Raphael’s School of Athens painting depicts the birth of philosophy of almost every kind. Being a tourist attraction for over centuries and having [...]

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Dive into the Vatican Library Collection, Secrets and Apostolic Archives…

Those who love it call it The Vat, but just what is the Vatican Library? Our guide will take you through all you need to know about the Vatican Library. This includes Vatican Library secrets, details about the Vatican Library Collection and much more. Officially established in the 15th century, the Vatican Library holds over [...]

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