For those of you who want to vacation in the city of Rome in Italy, then your trip less complete if you have not been to one of the oldest museums in the world, the Vatican Museum. This museum is a collection of several public art and sculpture in the Vatican City featuring the best works belonging to the Roman Catholic Church. The visitors often mistaken and thought this museum is the workspace at once the residence of the Pope, the supreme leader of the Catholic Church and the Vatican authorities.
The origin of the Vatican Museum is believed to come from the story of a marble statue of Laocoon were discovered on January 14, 1506 in a vineyard near the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The Pope then bought the sculpture from the vineyard owners and showing the Statue of Laocoon and his sons in the grip of a sea snake to the public at the Vatican exactly one month since the discovery of the statue. A museum which is a combination of 22 small museum has an overall length which reached 1.8 kilometers.
As the name implies, the Vatican Museum is located in Vatican City, which since 1929 officially became a sovereign state. The Vatican itself can be called as one of the five regions in Rome who could maintain the heritage of the world’s oldest centers of civilization. The highlight of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel that was inaugurated in 1482. The chapel was built during the reign of Pope Sixtus IV in the fifteenth century, Baccio Pontelli. The concept is a “chapel of all chapel”. Indeed, in terms of architecture, this is the most beautiful chapel with arched ceiling.
The place is often touted as the largest museum is also known as one of the museums with the admission price of the most expensive in the world. To be able to get in you have to pay around € 15 per person. Opening hours at the Vatican Museums generally starting at 8:45 am until late afternoon, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays you can still visit the Vatican Museums, but definitely closed on some Catholic holy day of the year.
When entered into the museum, the space for visitors is very pronounced. There is no obligation to leave the goods in daycare. Also there is no ban on photographing, except in certain places.
Security was not strikingly impressed. But we can be sure that the buildings and stuff over there got a highly sophisticated security, although invisible. While in this museum, you are invited to watch back as fragments of history that happened in the past. Especially when searching aisle, visitors like being reverse the historical narrative greatness of the Vatican in the past, in the form of miniature and original. The age range of collections owned by the Musei Vaticani, these include the items from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. The goods were neatly from the Vatican Apostolic Library Museum in 1475 to Christian Museum of Modern Art in 1973.
To reach this location, you can use three types of modes of transport available at the Vatican. The first is the metro line. If you want to use this fast train, then you can reach it from the station Ottaviano field near St. Peter’s, then you just have to walk to this museum. The second option is to use the bus to reach from the Termini bus terminal, but you have to walk quite a distance to get to the Vatican Museums. At night when the metro line is not in operation, the last option is to use a taxi. Fees that you will pay if you use taxis from the Vatican to the Termini Bus Terminal is around € 8.