Inside the Vatican

Museum Secrets Revealed: Inside the Vatican

The museums of Vatican City contain some of the most remarkable objects on Earth. Raphael masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel, and tens of thousands of underexplored historical documents are distributed among nine museums rife with history. Astonishing objects embody compelling tales involving clashing egos, gory conflicts, and shocking censorship. Join us as we climb scaffolds, walk dim corridors, and examine ancient parchments and unbelievable art to uncover secrets from Rome's past and reopen chapters from history.

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Pouncing on the Sistine Chapel

When Michelangelo was asked by an aging Pope to rush his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he had to get creative with classic techniques.