My jaw dropped inside the spectacular Vatican Museum. I can’t even find the exact words on how I felt while slowly going around. It is the best museum I’ve been to and every piece seems to be priceless. Even the minutest thing of all would cost more than my life! 😀 I reckon that no visitors at the vatican Museum left unimpressed or shocked by its grandeur. It took me time to sink in that I was in the worlds greatest museum where art and religion is its main centrepiece.
Works of Great Artists. It seems like every Renaissance artist had left a masterpiece at Vatican Museum. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s frescoes are a must-see. Don’t miss gazing at the works of Titian, Caravaggio, Bernini, Filippo Lippi, Giotto di Bondone, Bellini, and many more.
Art Collections. You have to know that if you have to see all these collections, you’d be walking for 9 miles. Vatican Museum is composed of many museums or rooms with different themes or artists. Out of the 70,000 art collections, only 20,000 are on display. It took me a a half day to see almost everything inside. I definitely took my time inside.
Related Post: The Gallery of Maps Inside the Vatican Museum
Breakfast Inside the Vatican Museum. Because I didn’t want to queue, I purchased a ticket that included breakfast in one of the gardens inside. We were ushered inside at 7:30 and brought to the restaurant where our lavish buffet was waiting. I paid €65 which includes entrance fee to the museum. For regular tickets holders, opening times start at 9 in the morning.
The following photos below are the rooms inside the museum. I didn’t take photos of Raphael’s paintings and others because I prefer to have them in my memory. 😉
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 another parts of Italy start and end in this station. You can book Hostel Alessandro Palace and Bar in Rome via HostelWorld and Booking.