With the arrival of summertime, visitors to the Vatican Museums will be able to enjoy the reopening of the “Secret Garden”: a quadrilateral green area adjacent to the Vatican Picture Gallery, landscaped by the Ferrarese architect Jacopo Meleghino on commission by Paul III.
Tried and tested, and meeting with great public success during the last few years, this year we are pleased to again offer the evening openings of the Vatican Museums – announces Professor Antonio Paolucci, Director of the Vatican Museums.
The “Restoration of the Century”, as it has been called by many, is now complete. The Sistine Chapel shines forth in all its beauty at the beginning of the third millennium of Christianity. It is thanks to the generous financial support of the patrons that the great fresco cycles of the lives of Moses and Christ, as well as the Cantoria and the Transenna, in the Sistine Chapel are restored to their original splendor.