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Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Learn about the dramatic Sack of Rome in 1527, in the climax of the Renaissance, when troops of the North invaded and sacked the Vatican State.

29th Mar 2018

Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Balich's worldwide show promises to reveal the secrets of the Sistine Chapel. But is that comparable to the real experience of Michelangelo's frescoes?

18th Mar 2018

Minosse in the Last Judgment of the Sistine Chapel

The Devil is in the Details: Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums

Read about some of the hidden secrets of the Vatican Museums, where to find and how to make sense of them.

6th Mar 2018

8 Sources of Wonder at the Uffizi Gallery

8 Sources of Wonder at the Uffizi Gallery

The Galleria Uffizi is truly one of the world’s great museums and no wonder; it was here under Florentine patronage that one of the world’s great outpourings of creativity — ...

10th Feb 2018

Marbles of Ancient Rome

The Colour of Empire: The Many Marbles of Ancient Rome

A lot of people think of Ancient Rome as a pretty monochrome place; in the popular imagination, its temples and palaces gleam with...

10th Feb 2018

Castel Sant’Angelo

Fortress of the Angels: the Mysteries and Histories of Castel Sant’Angelo

The unbelievable Castle Sant'Angelo's fall and rise through the centuries, is one of Rome's best symbol and a must see sight for history buffs.

2nd Sep 2017

Octagonal Courtyard Rome

A tribute to the art of sculpture: the treasures of the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums

The wondrous Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums offers the chance to admire some of the most precious statues belonging to the Vatican’s collection, all beautifully framed ...

11th Apr 2017