Ceilings of the Vatican and Rome

My post on the ceilings from The Hermitage in St. Petersburg seems to have received a good level of interest so I thought I’d do another from my recent trip to Rome.  Enjoy!

St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs (Rome, near Piazza della Republicca)

St. Paul Outside the Walls (Holy See outside of the Vatican)

St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy

St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy
St. John Lateran (Holy See outside of the Vatican)

St. John Lateran, Rome, Italy

St. John Lateran, Rome, Italy

 

Pantheon (Rome)

Pantheon, Rome, Italy

 

Vatican Museums (Vatican)

Vatican Museum ceilng, Rome, Italy

Vatican Museum ceiling, Rome, Italy

Vatican Museum ceiling, Rome, Italy

Comments

  1. The architecture and detailed craftsmanship of these ceilings is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

  2. I remember visiting the Vatican Museums – didn’t know where to look! So much around on every wall, floor, ceiling…. :)

    • It was overwhelming. I don’t know how many times I’d have to go to really grasp the wealth of treasures!

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  1. […] Rome has some fan-TAS-tic ceilings – check them out! […]

  2. […] The Sistine Chapel frescoes on the ceiling are matched by an imposing altarpiece fresco where Michelangelo gets back at a “foe” using his face as the face of someone being walked into hell.  I think Michelangelo won that little feud of theirs…  And remember Rome is eternal…  Lots of good ceilings in the Vatican (and Rome)! […]

  3. […] lobby area is a delight to look at and, to me, the centerpiece of the place.  It reminds me of the ceilings around the Vatican Museum or The Hermitage in St. Petersburg.  I wish I knew where exactly the building’s […]

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