The Vatican/ I can't really tell why exactly but somehow I find the spiral staircase in the Vatican Museum stunningly beautiful.(and it makes me so sad that I had the opportunity to see it in real life, but our tour group used the escalator...a freakin' escalator... :,(
Sistine Chapel - Rome, Italy The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo. Michelangelo painted 12,000 sq ft of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling, and especially The Last Judgment (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.