Ok, I didn’t really catwalk at 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. 😂 However, I did Victoria’s 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.
The Hall of Maps at the Vatican Museum
Join a Tour to Discover More of Rome
Rome is a very historic city and one of the ancient civilizations. There’s so much to take in, learn and marvel at. So, to maximize your time without hassles, I’d recommend that you join a tour. Not all tours are expensive, some are affordable. Click the links below and see what you can afford.
How to Save in Rome
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 everything you want to see. So, it is wise to do the Hop-on and Hop-Off Bus Pass for 24, 48, and 72 hours! This will save you time and you’ll see the places you’ve been dying to visit and have known of from the pages of history books.
Where to Stay in Rome – Hostel in Rome
Hostel Alessandro Palace and Bar is your best bet in Rome. This hostel exceeded my expectations. The spacious rooms are secured with magnetic key cards and equipped with safe lockers for your valuables. You have to bring your own lock though. If you forgot to bring one, you can always buy one in their vending machine downstairs. They also have a bar that serves your alcohol needs. The staff are friendly and speaks English, too. The area has a lot of cafes, restaurants, and grocery shops. The Roman Colosseum is 30 minutes and the Trevi Fountain is 20 minutes walk from here. But, most of all, it’s less than 5 minutes walk to the Rome Central Station. Trains to the airport and to other parts of Italy start and end at this station. You can book your accommodations in Rome through HostelWorld and Booking.com.