These are the pictures from our guided tour through the Vatican Museum. It displays works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.
Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze di Raffaello decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. There are 54 galleries in total and it's one of the largest museums in the world.
© Patrick Ledbetter Photography