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Stanze di Raffaello, Vatican City

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At Stanze di Raffaello, wonder through the former papal residence and begin to grasp the genius of one of the greatest High Renaissance artists. The four rooms on the third floor were painted floor-to-ceiling by Raphael and his students between 1508 and 1524. The work was commissioned by the Pope Julius II, who wanted to appear superior to his predecessor and rival, Pope Alexander VI. Pay attention to the famous fresco depicting the "The School of Athens"--painted on the wall of pope's library--which portrays Raphael and his fellow contemporaries, including Michelangelo, as Greek philosophers. Use our Vatican City online trip itinerary maker to add Stanze di Raffaello and other attractions to your Vatican City vacation plans.
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  • This was probably one of the Vatican collections i enjoyed the most- the Raphael rooms were absolutely stunning! 
    This was probably one of the Vatican collections i enjoyed the most- the Raphael rooms were absolutely stunning!  more »
  • Seeing so many of his creations in all their breathtaking splendor and vibrant colour is an opportunity not to be missed. No where else can you so much of his work in one place - the Uffizi is the... 
    Seeing so many of his creations in all their breathtaking splendor and vibrant colour is an opportunity not to be missed. No where else can you so much of his work in one place - the Uffizi is the...  more »
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  • One of the main attractions here is Raphael's School of Athens painting. You can feel the Rennaisance presence in these rooms, with all the frescos and paintings.
  • If you can visit 2 things in the entire Vatican, than Raphael rooms and Sistine chapel are definitely the ones.

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