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.
A trip to Rome is incomplete without planning a visit to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. These 5 travel tips for visiting the Vatican Museums will help you get the most from your tour of this world heritage site. | Italy travel