The Vatican Museums
Rome • Italy

From: Rome Travel Guide

See also: Castel Sant'AngeloPantheonSt Peter's Basilica

Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy
The Vatican museums are situated within the Vatican City and form one of the greatest museums in the world. Within the museum you can view exquisite work by artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael, Fra Angelico, Titian and Leonardo da Vinci to name but a few.

It was Pope Julius II who founded the museums in the 16th century when he uncovered a marble sculpture of Lacoon and placed it on display at the Vatican for all to see. Subsequent Popes have all added there own collections often adding their names to the museum in question.

A Glimpse Of Some Of The Sights

Guided Tours
Guided tours are available for the museum, gardens and St. Peter's Basilica and are conducted by an official Vatican tour guide, bookings can be made online or through the booking office.

Attraction Location Guide
The Vatican City is located on the west bank of the river Tiber a few hundred meters away from the Castel Sant'Angelo.