Sometimes something lands in our email box that is so wonderful, we have to drop everything and share it with the Tour Italy Now community. This is one such case, this spectacular high-definition Sistine Chapel virtual sightseeing page, issued by none other than the Vatican. The Sistine Chapel of course is one of the world’s great treasures. Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The Last Judgment Alter on the back wall of the Sistine Chapel was painted by Michelangelo from 1535 to 1541.
To take advantage of this, please note the following:
This takes a few minutes to fully display, then wow, this is magical. Give it time. Now this is really something! This is what makes the Internet so spectacular! MOVE THE MOUSE AROUND AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. (holding down left button)
Here is an amazing bit of technology that you would never see in person, as you would NEVER be alone in the room. It is ALWAYS VERY CROWDED and of course you can’t see Michelangelo’s artwork close up as you can here. This is especially spectacular if you have a large high-definition screen! Too many details to view on an iPhone.
TO VIEW EVERY PART OF MICHELANGELO’S MASTERPIECE, JUST CLICK AND DRAG YOUR ARROW IN THE DIRECTION YOU WISH TO SEE.
In the lower left, click on the plus (+) to move closer, on the minus (-) to move away. Choir is thrown in free.
MOVE THE ARROW AND YOU WILL SEE EVERY PART OF THE CHAPEL.
This virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel is incredible. Apparently done by Villanova at the request of the Vatican.