For 16 euros you get to be surrounded by beautiful statues and paintings. There is an overwhelming amount of artwork of Rome all stored in this very building. This museum is enormous, so rich in culture and history. Audio guides are available to for those need/desire them.
From the walls to the ceilings to the artwork displayed all over… guests are left dazzled by the dedication of the artists. Many of these artworks took the artists years and years to finish.
Walking along detailed and precised artworks is fascinating, but something more exciting awaits- the Sistine Chapel. The ticket purchased at the entrance includes the visit there. Photography is not allowed in the Sistine Chapel, most likely to preserve the art or just to keep the crowd moving. The famous painting completed by Michelangelo resides here on the ceiling… The Creation of Adam. As he painted the whole ceiling, it was said that it took four years to complete. So don’t forget to look up and study closely; there are so many artworks around it that it could be hard to find.
I totally missed the painting… I walked past it, unaware that the painting was on the ceiling of the chapel and I’m hoping no one would do the same. It’s a really hard feeling to bare with after visiting the Vatican Museum and not getting to see the famous work of Michelangelo.
Location: Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma, Italy
Cost: €16 full price, €8 reduced, €4 scholastic