on July 19, 2001
The Vatican Museum is huge and overwhelmingly ornate. You could spend a week inside and not see everything. They have separated the collections into categories like Egyptian, Etruscan, modern religious, etc. to help you organize your time. We had a guide who sort of decided what we would see :) ~~~~ There are some wonderful artworks by Rafael, Fra Angelico, and more modern artists like Dali and Picasso. ~~~~ The highlight of the museum is definitely the Sistine Chapel. The ceiling, one of Michelangelo's masterpieces, was recently restored and the colors are truly breathtaking. There is also the wonderful and controversial rendering of The Last Judgment which takes up a whole wall. Definitely don't miss the Sistine Chapel!!
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