Vatican City (Italy) Reviews
Newest Review: ... a glass ceiling and an exquisite classical balustrade made of bronze. It was designed by the sculptor Antonio Maraini. Taking you on up to the floor where the museums are located is a ramp consisting of intertwined spirals. One spiral leads up towards this floor and the other takes you down to the exit floor. I am sure every visitor must feel the same way I did. I was bursting with enthusiasm and excitement but irritated with being herded through every gallery. Taking photographs was difficult as people were stood in the way and I found it difficult to concentrate. The treasures on show are so vast and remarkable you become a little exas... more
Customer Vatican City (Italy) Reviews (2)
by - written on 20/07/08 (Very useful, 138 readings)
As promised, here is my review of the Vatican and Vatican City. Not being a Catholic or overly religious person, you might think why go and bother to visit The Vatican? Firstly, I was always intrigued to see the spot where on Easter Sunday the Pope came on to the balcony to wish all his followers a Happy Easter. I was also keen to see Vatican City in order to cross off another city from my list of cities visited. Finally, I had always wanted to see Michelangelo's great work - The Last Judgement and visit the Raphael Gallery. Was I impressed with the tour of the city and Vatican? Yes, I cannot find enough adjectives to describe my feelings and emotions on that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/07/07, updated on 09/07/07 (Somewhat useful, 46 readings)
A major must for any catholic but even if your not it really is a thing of beauty, a must see destination for anyone. When we toured we started at the Vatican museum first, please allow yourself 2 days to visit the Vatican. The beauty within is amazing, tapestries, paintings from pre Christ and post, sculptures by many famous artists, beautiful gardens to sit and relax, fountains. This day often finishes with the Sistine chapel, Michelangelo’s pride and joy, a ceiling painting of the Last Judgement. When we walked into the room I was dumbfounded by the shear beauty. You can almost feel the pain he must have suffered those years on his back. The attention to detail can ... Read the complete review
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