Saint Peter’s Square, or Saint Peter’s Piazza (Italian: Piazza San Pietro), is located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Vatican City, officially State of the Vatican City, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. At approximately 108.7 acres, it is the […]
The Vatican Museums are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City, which display works from the extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church. These are photos of the Gallery of Maps: topographical maps of the whole of Italy, painted on the walls by Friar Ignazio Danti of Perugia. The gallery is 120 […]
Saint Peter’s Square, or Saint Peter’s Piazza (Italian: Piazza San Pietro), is located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance. Central to the ceiling decoration are nine scenes from the Book of Genesis, of which the Creation of Adam is the best known, the hands of God and Adam being reproduced in countless […]