We pass the gate to enter in the Vatican State and start our visit of one of the richest Museum of the western world not only for the number of artworks and unique masterpieces – Greek and Roman statues and busts, Flemish tapestries, paintings - but often also for the quality of their “containers”: rooms decorated with frescos and stuccos from the 1400 to present time, renaissance courtyards, views of the papal gardens. The visit includes some of the most beautiful statues like the Apollo, the Laocoon, the Happy Aphrodites, the series of the 9 Muses, the gilded bronze Hercules as well as many examples of sarcophagi and urns, marble vases and candelabra of the Imperial Rome. We will walk in a corridor displaying 8 precious and gigantic Flemish tapestries made after painting conceived and made by Raphael (Raffaello Santi). We then admire the overwhelming beauty of the Sistine Chaple with all its frescoes from Pinturicchio to Michelangelo; we then enter in St. Peter’s Basilica where Roman memories, Christian relics, baroque artworks and European history survive close to one another. We’ll focus on the triumphant baroque art in the sculptures by Bernini. We end up in St. Peter’s square, seat of so many important functions, to admire the baroque façade of the Basilica, the Egyptian obelisk, the fountains, Bernini’s gigantic colonnaded portico, the Apostolic Palace with the Papal apartment and the Via della Conciliazione.