Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See When You Visit

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 0 Comments

Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See

Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See

The Musei Vaticani is probably the most visited museum in the whole of Rome, it really is important to budget your time and travel when visiting this place. The Vatican Museums houses a collection built up by the Roman Catholic Church throughout time, including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art.  Take note, it’s a museum with an S, cos has a Sculpture Museum, Historical Museum, and the Pinacoteca Vaticana, which is an art gallery for short. #SoundsCoolerInItalian.

One thing is to get overwhelmed by the size of the art and masterpiece over her, but it’s another thing to get lost and not maximize the whole visit. And of course, we won’t want that to happen, do we? So, I think it’s best to start off outside the museum itself where there are a lot of happenings on its own. It’s like being in a museum but al-fresco style. From the outside courtyard area of the Vatican Museums towards the Braccio Nuovo of the Museo Chiaramonti, you’ll see this huge globe-like art or the Sphere within Sphere, and just at the backdrop of the whole area, you can see the tip of St. Peter’s Basilica. Worth to spend at least an hour or two just chilling and people watching around this place.

There are a lot of favorite-worthy things in Rome, but I’d have to say this is one of the few good ones you’ll remember. I sure know I did. Enough talking for now, on to the pictures below – enjoy!

Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See
Outside the Vatican Museums: What to Do and See


Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 52 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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