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Mosaics

Throughout the Vatican Museum there are areas where the floors are from ancient Roman mosaics created with thousands of small pieces.  Many are roped off and with no flash allowed indoors, natural light made for some interesting photos.

Architecture

Day 2 in Rome - Vatican Museum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain

I was trying to adapt to the Italian lifestyle by having a classic Italian breakfast before heading to Vatican. The type of cafe that you need to be standing at the bar while having a coffee with a pastry. 1,001 more words

Travel

The Perfect Week in Rome: Day 1, Vatican City

After leaving Basel, SwitzerlandI headed to Rome. I’m still in this beautiful city and I’m already missing it, that’s how amazing it is. With five full days to explore all the nooks and crannies of Italy’s most beloved city, I decided to start my trip with a bang and visit Vatican City. 674 more words

City Guides

Type A amphora by Exekias

I have been waiting to talk about this amphora for a while. This is my absolute favorite Greek artwork and I don’t want to get lost in explanations. 609 more words

Art

Our Last Full Day in Italy - A Day in the Vatican

We awoke to yet another rainy day but we weren’t going to let a little rain hinder our plans. As we approached the entrance to the Vatican Museum the crowds started getting thicker, and it was only 8:30 AM! 1,234 more words

Musei Vaticani

The astounding Sistine Chapel, the apartments frescoed by Fra Angelico, Raphael, and Pinturicchio, some ten museums that include collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman antiquities, the renaissance and modern art, and the lush gardens — all make up the magnificent… 61 more words

Travel

Vatican Staircase

Location: Vatican Museum, Rome

This beautiful staircase is the exit of the Vatican Museum in Rome, Italy.