Tuesday, April 3, 2012

sistine chapel

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.


Revised when sentient.


david said...

Dear Toad,
Thank you for the splendid images so in tune with the season, but . . .
You may want to check your sources which place the Last Supper of Da Vinci with the Sistine Chapel.
Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

And those which place the Sistine Chapel in Milan..

Toad said...

april fools?

Odyssey said...

What a lovely post on Sistine-Chapel ! I love touring Sistine-Chapel so much that I am doing a series on both the well known and the rarely visited tourist attractions of Italy's twenty regions. You make my heart to go back to Italy !
I would love to enjoy Sistine Chapel Tours, Best Vatican tours!! Thanx for sharing excellent informations.

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