Monday, June 23, 2008

Vatican Museums

One place in Rome that I haven’t been yet and I would really like to go is the Vatican Museums. The buildings that house the museums were originally built for Papal Palaces. In addition to the expansive art collection in these museums you will also find many great Italian archeological discoveries. Some of the museums are broken up into categorized rooms like the Room of the Animals and the Room of Busts. There is Egyptian and Assyrian art, Greek and Rome art, Etruscan and Italic art, early Christian and Medieval art, fifteen to nineteenth century art, Modern religious art, and the Vatican Gardens. I’m also interested in seeing the Raphael rooms and the Sistine Chapel. This is one of the most famous places in the world and I think the diverse art collection is most likely one of the best in Rome.

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