Sistine Chapel

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by Silvia Donati | Tue, 02/18/2020 - 06:31
The monumental tapestries made from designs by Raphael are exceptionally on view in the place they were originally intended for, the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:00
The Vatican Museums will stay open late every Friday until July 29 and again from September 2 to October 28. Extended opening hours are welcome at the museums…
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by Silvia Donati | Sun, 11/22/2015 - 07:54
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by Silvia Donati | Mon, 11/03/2014 - 04:05
After three years of work, the Vatican Museums have installed a new lighting system with LED technology in the Sistine Chapel intended to protect the artworks…
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by Magda Lauer | Tue, 02/18/2014 - 03:50
“Unique.” “Divine.” “Terrible.” These words have all been used to describe Michelangelo Buonarroti. The word “phenomenal” would complete the description.…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 04:19
In 2014, visitors entering the Sistine Chapel will be greeted by a gleaming light, seeming to radiate from the chapel’s spectacular frescoes. That impression…
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by Anonymous (not verified) | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 05:00
Sky Italia is launching a documentary film exploring the Vatican Museums, “Musei Vaticani 3D,” to be broadcast in Italy starting November 30 on Sky 3D and Sky…
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by Carol King | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 07:00
The head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, has said that the Vatican may have to reduce the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel.Paolucci announced…
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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/18/2013 - 08:00
On Aug. 15, 1483, Pope Sixtus IV consecrated the Vatican's Sistine Chapel to the Virgin Mary.Pope Sixtus IV, born Francesco della Rovere, served from 1471 to…
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 09:02
On Aug. 15, 1483, Pope Sixtus IV consecrated the Vatican's Sistine Chapel to the Virgin Mary. He had the old Cappella Magna restored by a group of artists -…