It's a hassle to get into the Vatican Museum but your persevarance will be rewarded. The Vatican contains impressive and extraordinary artwork that you don’t want to miss!
The Vatican Museums date back to a group of sculptures which were collected by Pope Julius II (1503-1513) and placed in what today is the Cortile Ottagono. The popes were among the first sovereigns who opened their art collections to the public with the objective of promoting the history of art and culture. Today the Vatican Museums is made up of a series of museums and galleries, as well as the Sistine Chapel which started off under the patronage of the popes Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799).
Being one of the largest museums in the world, the Vatican Museums display countless masterpieces created by acclaimed artists.
There are 54 galleries with immense masterpieces dating back to the Etruscans and the Renaissance. The sculptures and paintings here are located in smaller museums like the Pius-Clementine Museum and the Chiaramonti Museum. The Pius-Clementine Museum founded in 1771 by Pope Clement XIV includes ancient Greek and Roman sculptures that are absolutely breathtaking.
The Chiaramonti Museum founded by Pope Pius VII in the early 19th century includes statues and busts of gods, goddesses, and emperors by sculptor Antonio Canova. These renowned galleries however are just the beginning; each museum is unique and is a new discovery.
Visitors have the opportunity to see the museums through a small group guided tour conducted by an official Vatican Tour Guide which takes them to all galleries and provides them with history on the artwork and artist.
The Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican, Italy
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