Rome, Italy – The Vatican – Gallery of Maps

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

When visiting Rome, Italy…a must see is the Vatican.  You can take a tour of the museum that leads you from all throughout this amazing place!  While on tour look around or up and there is magical views everywhere!   Here in this shot you can see the Gallery of Maps…and all the tourists walking the halls on tours!    I think visiting here was probably the most surreal place I have ever visited..due to its rich history and truly amazing art and beauty!    There surely are many  places 2 explore in this world…and this should be on your list if you have yet to visit!

Here is some info from the web:  Gallery of Maps takes its name from the 40 maps frescoed on the walls, which represent the Italian regions and the papal properties at the time of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585). They were painted between 1580 and 1585 on drawings by Ignazio Danti, a famous geographer of the time. Considering the Apennines as a partition element, on one side the regions surrounded by the Ligure and Tyrrhenian Seas are represented; on the other, the regions surrounded by the Adriatic Sea. The map of the main city accompanies each regional map.

One word..wow!  Have a golden day!

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