Ok, I didn’t really catwalked the Hall of Maps at the Vatican Museum like Tyra Banks. If I did that, it’s either security would escort me out or join me sashay the whole length of the hall. ;D However, I did the Victoria Secret catwalk in my mind – with Adam Levine singing in the background. 😀 You really can’t blame me because the hall looks like a fashion runway! 😉
Hall of Maps. It’s also known as the Gallery of Maps. The walls contain the topographical maps of Italy derived from the illustrations of Italian geographer, Ignazio Danti. It is a 120-meter long gallery with 40 panels.
Look Up. The ornamentations on the vaulted ceiling are works of Cesare Nebbia. Yes, it’s a beautiful ceiling with complicated (at least to me) handiwork.
Anyway, I feel like the Hall of Maps inside Musei Vatican deserves a separate post – so here it is.
Money-Saving Tip in Rome and Vatican
Rome and the Vatican are packed with places to see and history to marvel at. If you’re going to stay there for a few days only, it’s very impossible to squeeze and see everything you want to see. This Rome & Vatican Pass will let you see the places you’ve been dying to visit and known of from the pages of history books.
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