Rome, Rome, Rome. Rome is not entirely a world where everything depicts religion. Rome is one of the important sites of history and of world’s human civilization wherein art and cultures of other places are immortalized. And if you want to have your precious time of enrichment, book a ticket and fly to the center of both religion and art only at Rome, Italy.
One must-see world attraction in Rome, Italy are the Vatican Museums that are always being queued with waiting visitors in line. The Vatican Museums are rich of great history and home of the Sacred. It doesn’t give one an overwhelming feeling of getting a better view of history and the culture of other places. By visiting the Vatican Museums, one is guaranteed to have the feeling about getting back to the Renaissance time and relishing anything that spells both classic and medieval.
Upon entering into the pontifical Vatican Museums, one is greeted with the priceless collections made by world’s greatest masters of arts of all time: Raphael in the Stanze, Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, Giotto, Leonardo, and Caravaggio in the Pinacoteca, Van Gogh, Matisse and Moore in the area dedicated to both modern and classic religious art.
Another artistic host to the traditional culture of both the Egyptians and Etruscans are contained in Gregorian Etruscan and Egyptian Museums wherein a plethora of artifacts were found in excavation at the beginning of 19th century. These museums housed more than 200 pieces of Etruscan gold jewellery, 30 pieces of Etruscan bronze, terra cotta artifacts, and other historic collections.
Vatican Museums are also a labyrinthine of greatest masterpieces of Classical Anitquity through the works of Laocoön Group that shows the Trojan priest (Laocoön) and his sons, Antiphantes and Thymbraes, being suppressed by sea serpents.
Besides the classic backdrop of Rome, visitors can also fully capture the sight of world’s best-known chapel called the Sistine Chapel. This Cappella Sistina of Rome is the official residential place of the Pope in Vatican City. The chapel has long been famed for its intricate architectural designs and decorations that were frescoed by renowned Renaissance masters like Michaelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, and countless others.
Also, take chance to breathe the air in the cozy reception rooms of the Palace of Vatican wherein the four Stanze di Rafaello (Raphael’s rooms) are found. Stretching from east to west of the apartment are the four rooms containing the room of Constantine, Heliodorus, Segnatura, and the Fire in the Borgo. This suites were painted in fresco by Raphael. They are the grand fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance in Rome.
The summit to your historical sojourn will be the Pinacoteca of Vatican. This is a gallery of pictures, statues, paintings, and other works of art which time has not erased yet. Some referred Pinacoteca as home to extensive collections of the various arts of the world.