Italy's holiest of cities houses wonderfully extensive collections of the Catholic Church in some of the greatest museums in the world - the Vatican Museums. Open to the public for free on the last Sunday of each month, the museums feature works by prolific Italian artists like Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio and - of course - Michelangelo. Spend time admiring papal thrones, sculptures, and paintings before immersing yourself in the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel. Art critics today revere Michelangelo's four-year project, including The Last Judgment, as his finest life's work.
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