The Beauties of the Vatican Museums

  • The Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel

  • The Gallery of Maps

    The Gallery of Maps

  • The Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel

  • Raphael's Rooms

    Raphael's Rooms

  • Vatican Pinacoteca

    Vatican Pinacoteca

  • San Pietro's Square

    San Pietro's Square

Turn a visit to the Vatican Museums into an exciting time-travel experience and a fun activity for both adults and kids with Starhotels Michelangelo's special package.

But what to see at the Vatican Museums? Here the top 5 things you should absolutely not miss.

The Vatican Pinacoteca: 18 rooms with paintings displayed in chronological order from the Middle Age to the 19th century. The Pinacoteca hosts masterpieces by artists like Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael and Caravaggio.

Raphael's Rooms: the Stanze of Raphael were part of the private apartments of Pope Julius II. The beautiful frescoes by Raphael were commissioned by the Pope himself. The most famous room is undoubtedly the Stanza della Segnatura.

The Sistine Chapel ceiling: Michelangelo's masterpiece, famous all over the world for its endearing beauty.

The Gallery of Maps: the gallery is named after the series of topographical maps painted by an artist from Perugia, Ignazio Danti, upon commission of Pope Gregory XIII.

The Gregorian Egyptian Museum: the museum has 9 halls showcasing monuments and artifacts from ancient Egypt partly coming from Rome and Villa Adriana (Tivoli).



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