Have you always wanted to visit the Vatican and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of its Museums, touring the immense collection of art matched by no other in the world?
While it may always have been just a dream for you, your dreams can come true (virtually) thanks to the coronavirus causing the closure of the Vatican Museums, which have now made seven virtual tours available.
The tours available feature the Sistine Chapel, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the New Wing, Raphael’s Rooms, the Niccoline Chapel, and the Room of the Chiaroscuri.
The virtual tours allow you to explore these environments in every direction, able to focus in on the smallest details reproduced in high definition. The virtual tours even offer an option to view in Virtual Reality with a compatible VR device.
Click here to go to the Vatican Museum’s website and enjoy each of the seven virtual tours. The Vatican Museum’s official instagram page, @vaticanmuseums, is also providing photos of works in their vast collections with accompanying captions detailing their history and meaning.
The Vatican Excavations Office is also offering a virtual tour of the necropolis beneath Saint Peter’s Basilica here.