Words cannot capture the splendor and magnificence
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world and is situated in the heart of Rome. It houses the largest treasure of art and antiquities within its 121 acres.
Everything is opulent, impressive and colorful. The history of the Catholic Church is detailed in the collection of ancient works of art, sculptures, tapestries, and war relics from civilizations conquered by the Roman Empire, all contained within 26 museum galleries, gardens, chapels and Papal apartments.
The great masters of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Raffaello are all represented in these stupendous collections.
Come visit with Laila.
Torso Del Belvedere
A peak In the Vatican Museums
Iliad and the Odyssey
As you come into this room you are immediately stunned by the marble sculpture in the center, the extremely accurate anatomy and the muscle tension and its full tridimensionality.
We are in the room of “Il Torso del Belvedere” in the Vatican Museums. This extraordinary sculpture represents Ajax while contemplating suicide in the epic poem, the “Iliad and the Odyssey”.
On the base of the sculpture you can spot the signature of the artist, Apollonio son of Nestor, Athenian, 1st Cent B.C. It has been a major influence on art ever since it was found in 1432. We can see the influence this marvelous sculpture had on Michelangelo when we visit the Sistine Chapel but also when we look at Rodin’s Sculpture of ”The Thinker”.
It is so impressive!