|Artemis in the Vatican Museum|
|Detail from painting in the map room of the Vatican Museum|
|Detail, map room, Vatican Museum|
|The Arch of Constantine|
|Doing my best to fare una bella figura|
The Sistine Chapel was the one place in the Vatican where I felt the art was definitely imbued with divinity. After all, the genius of Michelangelo spent 11 years painting the thing. But it is quite gloomy, the security are constantly shouting not to take photos and to keep quiet, plus it is always packed full of people. St Peter's Basilica is so massive that monument exhaustion quickly sets in. My favourite part was the map room.
With any interest in Roman history and enough time and money it would be easy to explore this city for weeks.