Vatican museum map
Vatican museum entrance map. Vatican museum map (Lazio - Italy) to print. Vatican museum map (Lazio - Italy) to download. With over 6 million annual visitors, the Vatican Museums are one of the most-popular attractions in Rome. Established by Pope Julius II during the sixteenth century, it houses thousands of works of art (see vatican museum map). The origins of these museums go back to 1503, the year in which the recently named Pope Julius II donated his private collection. Since that moment private families and other popes have enlarged the collection of the museums to the point where it has become one of the largest in the world.
At present, the Vatican Museums form the entrance to the Sistine Chapel. The lines to enter to the Vatican Museums are probably the longest in Rome as its mentioned in vatican museum map. To avoid them it is advisable not to go on the last Sundays of each month (when the admission is free) or during Holy Week. It is also advisable to avoid weekends, above all in high season.
Visiting the Vatican Museums is a memorable, must see sightseeing experience for visitors to Rome, culminating with the Sistine Chapel – a show stopper to end any visit to the Vatican Museums (see vatican museum map). In the digital age, there really is no comparison to experiencing the wealth of treasures on show in person at the Vatican Museums.
The Vatican Museums are also renaissance wonders such as the Sistine Chapel of Michelangelo and Raphael rooms as you can see in vatican museum map. The artistic collections are of a great variety: Egyptian and Assyrian Art - Numerous works brought back from Egypt. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art - Etruscan objects from Lazio burials, mosaics and ancient sculptures. Medieval and Early Christian Art - Objects from the early Christian catacombs and basilicas. Renaissance and Modern - Pinacoteca (Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Titian, Veronese ...); The Sistine Chapel and its vault by Michelangelo; Raphael's rooms.