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Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Rome… I literally cried when I saw this, I was so moved. My tourmates thought I was ill because I was crying, but I was just so overcome to be in this space where Michangelo painted and where the new Popes are chosen. And this was before the recent   cleaning", I can only imagine how much more moving it would be .

Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Vatican this shows both the ceiling and the last judgment. The ceiling is a beautiful work of art with great detail. The last judgement even has more detail and it was done 29 years after the ceiling.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

While touring Vatican City this is one of the amazing ceilings in the Vatican Museums. A wonderful sight on a dream vacation.

Bernini's last sculpture, the tomb of Pope Alexander V11 in St Peter's Basilica, Rome. 1671-1678. The leading Baroque sculptor of the age, he completed or designed hundreds of major works during his lifetime, including the famous Roman fountains, the |Piazza San Pietro and it colonnades, and the Ponte Sant' Angelo.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s last work in the St. Peter’s Basilica, The tomb of Pope Alexander VII, Vatican

Basilica di San Pietro

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Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican, Italy ~ Statues of popes and saints on the colonnade of St. Peter's Square, and Michelangelo's dome on St.

Chapelle Sixtine - http://www.letempsdestribus.com/le-vatican-cadeau-du-ciel.html

Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace, official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Michelangelo painted sq ft of the chapel ceiling between And the Last Judgment Michelangelo's crowning achievement.

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Rome, Italy by virt_, via Flickr

Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy

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Volodymyr’s Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine is the mother cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kiev Patriarchate. This just took my breath away.

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius, AD Rome.<<< actually it's Trajan's column in his Forum at Rome to commemorate his defeat of the Dacians

Plafond, Opéra Garnier, Paris.

Plafond, Opéra Garnier, Paris Masterpiece of architecture, the Palais Garnier is known all over the world. Discover this temple of lyric and choreographic art.

St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Day Rome - Vatican City St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City having seen this basilica, I just have to say no picture will do it justice.it really does have to be seen to be believed.

St Peter's Square at the Vatican

Started with Rome, then stayed in Florence while exploring other Tuscan towns, made our way to Venice and ended the trip in Milan!

Did you know that many of the best attractions and thing to see in Rome are free/ Find here a list with 15 must see things in Rome you can visit on a budget

Did you know that many of the best attractions and thing to see in Rome are free? Check out this list of 15 free things to do in Rome. It's a budget-friendly addition to your Italy travel plans.

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Rome (Infographic)

The Essential Travel Guide to Rome (Infographic)

Bücket Lišt- Make a wish at Rome's Trevi Fountain

Learn about the fascinating Rome Piazza Navona, its fountains, history and monuments. When you visit Rome you'll enjoy the Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy twice as much.

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