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Vatican Museums

Map Gallery in the Vatican Museums
  • Panoramic route

The Vatican Museums contain some of the world’s greatest art treasures, and are unique in their scope, quality and abundance. They include the largest collection in existence of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture, a picture gallery with some very fine works, Egyptian and Etruscan Museums, collections of tapestries and early Christian art. 

All this is housed in the Vatican Palace, which is work of art in itself for its magnificently decorated halls and chapels, most famous of which are the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo and the Stanze decorated by Raphael.