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Amazing Ceilings of the Vatican Museums

Vatican museums’ ceilings art is known worldwide. Some paintings and crafts on the museum’s ceiling were designed in the 15th century. When I visited the museum with my mother, I […]...
by indahs travel photography on Jul 11, 2016

Plot That pushed Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel

Arrived at 33, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted before a single painting. Pope Julius II assumes the risk and entrusts the chapel ceiling. In 1506, after it found the state of degradation of the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, pain...
by We care about your travel on Mar 30, 2016

Plot That pushed Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel

Arrived at 33, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted before a single painting. Pope Julius II assumes the risk and entrusts the chapel ceiling. In 1506, after it found the state of degradation of the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, pain...
by We care about your travel on Mar 30, 2016

Visiting Churches in Rome

ome is famous for its marvelous churches of all sizes and splendor. Many of these churches and basilicas have been around for centuries and are home to beautiful pieces of artwork. Most of the churches are open to the public with a few that have muse...
by eTravelTrips on Oct 13, 2015

exclusive access to Europe's attractions

"Chateau Versailles Galerie des Glaces" by Photo: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons.Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The Hall of Mirrors at Versailles looks just like the picture above (if you could visit without the crowds)...
by Travel Horizons on Jul 16, 2015

MICHELANGELO

Who was Michelangelo? Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy. Born to a family of moderate means in the banking business, Michelangelo became an apprentice to a painter before studying in the sculpture gardens of the powerful Medic...

Vatican Museums: My Favorites

Our tour to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel started with a bad mood. I booked and paid the tour in advance through the ‘Around Rome Tours’ website. However, on […]...
by indahs travel photography on May 16, 2015

SISTINE CHAPEL – VATICAN CITY

What is the “Sistine Chapel”? Thanks to the extraordinary talents of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), the Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) in Vatican City has become one of the most famous art galleries in the western world. MichelangeloR...

10 Italian experiences that every wine lover has to live at least once

Wine, food, people make Italy an unique combination. 1. To spend a holiday in Piedmont Although promoted Tuscany is the region’s proximity to Rome and Florence, Piedmont is the region with the finest wines and the best restaurants in northern &...
by We care about your travel on Apr 12, 2015

Party At The Sistine Chapel? Can Naming Rights Be Far Behind?

Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List!For the first time in history the Sistine Chapel is going to be rented out for a corporate event being held by Porsche!True it's for charity but is that the proper use for...
by The Political Commentator on Oct 19, 2014

10 Things You Should Do in Rome (With Kids or Without)

Headed to La Bella Italia? Here’s a few things you should do in Rome. Get a Seat in the Sistine Chapel As befits the headquarters of a wealthy and ancient global institution, the Vatican museum is full of good stuff, from Ancient Egyptian sculp...
by Travels with a Nine Year Old on May 7, 2014

Places to See in Rome Italy – Attractions and Sights

There are several attractions, sights and places to see in Rome Italy. Having been settled many thousands of years ago, Rome is a city that rewards visitors with an awe-inspiring glimpse into ancient history like almost no other city on earth.
by Solo Italia on May 2, 2014

@PONTIFEXCELLENT: La Leche Edition

During a special ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday where he baptized 32 infants, Papa Frank told the mothers present to go ahead and breastfeed their babies if the children were hungry. Right there. In the chapel. Under the Michaelangelos.
by The Dude Abides on Jan 13, 2014

Where the Heck’ya Been, God Girl?

No, I never expected to return to writing for newspapers. But not unlike Don Corleone, the Register's editor made me an offer I simply couldn't refuse. My first day on the job was the day before Pope Benedict XVI retired and a week or so later, I fou...
by The Dude Abides on Oct 30, 2013

Aerobiological monitoring of the “Sistine Chapel”

Aerobiological monitoring of the “Sistine Chapel”: airborne bacteria and microfungi trends Three sampling campaigns were carried out in the Chapel on the following dates: November 1997 and 27 February 1998. During each sampling operation the foll...
by The World Arts on Oct 9, 2013

Michelangelo-The Apostle, St. Bartholomew

Michelangelo(1475 – 1564)-Detail From the Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Rome. As a sing of his martyrdom,the apostle, St. Bartholomew is holding his own flayed-off skin in his hard. Instead of repeating the saint’s face on h...
by The World Arts on Sep 15, 2013

The Warrior Pope

The Warrior Pope Giuliano della Rovere began climbing the ecclesiastical ladder as a youth, aided by his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV. In 1503 Giuliano himself became Pope Julius II. He secured his office by promising the cardinals to seek their advice on i...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 21, 2013

Mass Murder

Under Pope Sixtus IV, builder of the Sistine Chapel, the nepotism of the Renaissance papacy reached its worst.
by Laboring In The Lord on Apr 26, 2013

The Catholic Church Elects a New Pope

The Catholic Church has elected a new pope, Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio after the voluntary resignation of the former Pope Benedict XVI. This was an unexpected election because a pope has not resigned since Pope Gregory XII in 1415 o...
by GIZMORATI on Mar 18, 2013

A New Pope - The Tradition Continues?

As everyone knows by now, on the second day of the Conclave, white smoke arose from the Sistine Chapel chimney signifying a new pope had been elected. The new Pope, Francis I, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, is the first Pope from the...
by Steveso Thinks on Mar 14, 2013


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