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The Sistine Chapel’s New Look and Feel
Published on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Twenty years ago, the frescoes of the Vatican’s renowned Sistine Chapel received a major 16-year restoration, making Michelangelo’s masterful paintings vivid once more. After all, the Sistine Chapel is visited by 20,000 people each and every day; some wear and tear is to be expected. Both visitors and artwork will benefit from the latest upgrades installed by t...
Vatican Opens Ancient Necropolis to Public
Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 by Today the Vatican opened the Roman Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis to the public for the first time. The ancient burial ground dates back to the first century B.C. when it was the place of final rest for local Romans. The 10,000-square-foot site was originally uncovered during the 1950s during construction of a new parking garage underneath the Vatican. ...
Visit With A Priest at The Vatican Museums
Published on Monday, September 24, 2012 by The Vatican recently completed a month-long pilot project placing priests in the Vatican Museums to offer interaction with visitors and hails it a success. “There are so many themes that are spoken of. We might speak of art and faith or of economics and faith. Some people come to share their experiences or difficulties in their personal, professional or family li...
Vatican City – The Small Wonder
Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by A surprisingly small city with an area of 110 acres occupied by just about 1,000 people,  Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Although it is a part of Italy that is land-locked by Rome on all sides, the Vatican City is classed as a separate country on its own. If you’re planning a trip to Vatican, then here is your list of things to do: • The pa...