The Renaissance Highlights of the Vatican Museum

Vatican Museum

Nothing quite summarizes the Vatican City like the Vatican Museum! At first glance, this grand facade featuring 12 rooms, 54 galleries, and a magnanimous-collection of Roman sculptures, left us wonderstruck for, as long as, we wandered within the four walls of the decorated arcade. Musei Vaticani, as it goes in Italian, is Vatican City’s most prominent art museum, famous for its exemplary-collection of centuries-old artwork. Which, we finally experienced, during our visit when we paved our way from the impressive renaissance architecture to the Roman masterpieces depicting the bygone Roman era.

Vatican Museum

It’s common to be filled with astonishment on your first trip to the Vatican Museum, as it houses over 70K mesmerizing works, out of which 20K are on display, for the masses. It’s the kind of collection which takes you to the 16th-century Roman era and then brings you back to the present time actuality. Built by Pope Julius II, Vatican Museum contains highly-valued historic art such as the 320BC Greek bronze statue by the Lysippus. Although, the architectural view of this museum is what kept us engrossed with its extended pontiffs.

Vatican Museum Sculptures

That, in succession with the world’s most incredible art collection comprising of Etruscan bronzes, Egyptian mummies, astonishing frescoes, and modern paintings. The Museo ‘Pio-Clementino,’ in fact, is a must-visit for art and sculpture lovers! Here’s where you will find the classical Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo, along with, frescoes designed by Raphael. Above picture is that of the famed River Tiber Sculpture.

Vatican Museum first visit

Likewise, the Pinacoteca is a collection of 18 room which displays a variety of 460 astounding paintings by prominent artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Raphael, and Caravaggio.

Vatican Museum Frescoes

While you are here, make sure to visit Raphael’s rooms which were once the private apartments of Pope Julius II. Inside Stanza Della Segnatura room, you will find the private library of Julius II which features the 4 significant themes of knowledge through four different frescoes.

Vatican Museum Tour

These four themes are theology, philosophy, poetry, and law. From the sculptural art collection, we found Pharaoh Mentuhotep’s head the most interesting. Another fascinating discovery was the locomotive section exhibiting a Pavilion of Coaches in one of the Papal apartments, besides a square garden.

St. Peters Basilica Ceiling

Even though Sistine Chapel is more or less a part of the Vatican Museum, we have covered it in a separate article to capture its sterling essence.

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