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Sistine Chapel

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The Sistine Chapel was built between 1475 and 1481 during the era of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere, from whom it took its name.

 

It is known throughout the world for being the place in which the conclave and other official ceremonies are held by the Pope, as well as for one of the most famous and celebrated artworks of Western artistic culture - the frescoes of Michelangelo Buonarroti which cover the vault and wall above the altar.

 

The other walls also show a series of frescoes by some of the greatest Italian artists of the second half of the fifteenth century: Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Luca Signorelli, Piero di Cosimo and others).

 

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Address: Viale Vaticano, 100 Telephone: 06.6982 Entrance: Mon-Sat 9-16 Directions: It is possible to reach this point of interest by taking the Metro for Ottaviano - Lepanto. Take a look at the apartments in the area

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