As we enter the most sacred week of the Christian calendar, It might be fun to explore some of the treasures of the Vatican library. The Vatican, it what may be a first in its history, has embraced new technology, in this case the Internet, to make its contents, and the world's religious sites more widely available to the general public.
Not all will ever have the opportunity to visit Rome or to have a private tour of the Sistine Chapel. The Chapel, famous for its ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo,
The Vatican link to the Chapel and its magnificent ceiling may be found here. For best results, give it time to load, expand to full screen and use your arrow keys to navigate around the building.
Next, travel to Milan and take the virtual tour of the Church of Santa Maria della Grazie's dining hall which is home to two of Leonardo Da Vinci's more famous paintings, The Last Supper, which Christians commemorate this Thursday, and the Crucifixion of Christ which is celebrated on Friday. See Leonardo's Last Supper by following the link. The Crucifixion appears opposite the Last Supper and can be viewed by panning around the room, or may be seen here.
Enjoy your tour.
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