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10 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of Rome’s most popular and prized historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, it welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day. The world-famous ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo are of course the main attraction, forming masterpieces of astonishing beauty and magnificence. Despite cameras being banned in the chapel, the visit…


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The ‘antiquated glory’ of Sistine Chapel will be restored by 7,000 bright LEDs

There is no denying the grandiose scope of mural paintings inside the Sistine Chapel, which remains the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. Unfortunately, the truly masterful essence of the Michelangelos, Botticellis and the Rosellis' genius had somewhat diminished when the Vatican decided to shut off its windows in 1980, due to…


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