Whether you’re looking for a way to keep your kids busy or you simply want to safely get your culture fix, start up your computer and click here to take a tour of the Vatican’s seven popular sites, including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and more.
Start with a 360º view of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel. While the painted ceiling is a showstopper, each chapel wall explores a different aspect of the Christian faith journey: the stories of Moses, Christ, and the Popes throughout history.
Then work your way through the remaining Vatican museums: Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum, New Wing, Raphael’s Rooms, Niccoline Chapel, and Room of the Chiaroscuri.
Right now, Vatican City — like many other public gathering spaces around the world — is completely empty. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Italian government issued a national lockdown, causing Pope Francis to cancel all public appearances through April 3. In the meantime, you can get a glimpse of what the Vatican is like in real time with an around-the-clock live stream HERE, which includes the Pope’s daily mass.