: get on the dome and watch the most beautiful view of RomeFamous for
: The Sistine ChapelIn three words
: Immense, sacred, unspeakable
Without a doubt a unique place in the world, fascinating, mysterious, wonderful and majestic. Full of contradictions, history, art. Covering an area incredibly small, it focus some of the most extraordinary works of art in the world, the origins of Christianity and the famous dome of Rome.HISTORY
: The Vatican is the smallest state in the world, yet has a coin, a radio, a guard, a stamp and own a newspaper. 900 people live there and probably much more quantity of works of art, books, treasures of various kinds. The Basilica of St. Peter, the heart of the Christian world and the Vatican itself, stands out for its enormous size, with a complex architectural history, the result of subsequent buildings and legends of mystical character. What remains unchanged throughout the centuries is his extraordinary charm, making it one of the most beautiful churches, rich in works of art to the world.AMBIENCE
: The area is obviously dominated by the presence of a sacredness overflowing. The flow of tourists and faithful is unbroken at any time of year, and around everything is thought out in their function: shops, bars, restaurants... If you leave a little hotspots from, everything changes rapidly. Borgo Pio is in fact the renaissance zone just close to the Vatican walls. Still there are craft shops and a taste of the past quarter.PLACES
: Impossible to describe, impossible to enumerate the artistic heritage within it, impossible to forget once you are in front of his immensity timeless: is the St. Peter Basilica
, with its 22 thousand square meters of extension, overlooking the majestic St. Peter Square. Its dome dominates Rome from any perspective, and is sung in the most poignant music.
The Vatican Museums
are a fort full of so much treasure, do everything at once is beyond question. We need to return more turns, or arrange for choosing thematic paths the author or topic you want to learn more. Here are preserved some 70,000 works. Certainly, whatever the chosen route, no one leaves out the absolute masterpiece status Vatican: Sistine Chapel
, the troubled and lonely work Michelangelo absolute genius who consecrated it, giving the world an immortal masterpiece of incomparable grandeur, telling us how God plays to create and destroy the universe.
Built as the tomb of Hadrian, the Castel Sant'Angelo
dominates the Tiber since over 2000 years. Over the centuries has changed in appearance and function countless times: the many metamorphoses of the building seem to be now part of the complicated maze of underground rooms, balconies, stairs and courtyards that make up the current structure of the castle, creating a complex place, full of symbolism and history.
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