Category: Vatican

What is so special about The Pieta?

The Pieta by Michelangelo, nestled within the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica, is an extraordinary masterpiece that will captivate your senses with its impeccable craftsmanship, profound emotional depth, and intriguing symbolism. Michelangelo’s Bold Break from Tradition During the Renaissance era, it was customary for artists to depict the Virgin Mary… Read More

Why is the Sistine Chapel so famous?

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most aclaimed chapels in the world and it is located in Vatican City. Pope Sixtus IV built the chapel in the 15th century, hence the name “Sistine”; but the real star of the show is the ceiling, painted by Michelangelo in the… Read More

8 Places you must visit in Rome

Planing your first trip to Rome? Here’s a MUST SEE list to include in your itinerary! 1. Colosseum The Colosseum is one of the most iconic symbols of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheater in the world, built in 80 AD to host gladiatorial contests and public… Read More

The BEST times to visit the Vatican

A trip to Rome wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. For the uninitiated, the Vatican Museums is one of the largest and most sophisticated collections of art in the world. Any tour guide will tell you, “You could spend a month exploring the museums and still… Read More

Baroque geniuses you need to know about

For the uninitiated, “baroque” refers to the art period following the Renaissance. After the Protestant Reformation, Catholics at the Council of Trent decided what art would be. The art that followed is the Baroque. As far as sculptors go, there are two in particular that you need to know: Gian… Read More