Vatican City!

During UDM’s field trip to Rome, the students also had the opportunity to visit Vatican City and see the Vatican Museum. For those that don’t know the Vatican is a holy place that is essentially the base of Catholicism and the Catholic Religion. The Vatican is also home to the Pope (Currently Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio). Guarded by the Swiss Guard the Vatican is one of the most well protected and significant places of history in today’s Modern Era. Aside from its religious/historic significance the Vatican is also home to many of the world treasures, on display in the Vatican Museum are sculptures of ancient Roman/Greek Gods and Goddesses, along with significant murals by Raphael and Michaelangelo. One last fun fact is that the Vatican is actually a country¬†and is the only¬†country that is within another country.

Here are some pictures behind the trip to the Vatican City.

Golden Globe, Vatican City

 

The demi-god Hercules/Hercales holding medusa's head

The demi-god Hercules/Hercales holding medusa’s head

Statue of Hermes/Mercury God of Transitions and Boundaries.

Statue of Hermes/Mercury
God of Transitions and Boundaries.

Statue of Athena/Minerva the Goddess of Wisdom.

Statue of Athena/Minerva the Goddess of Wisdom.

Sculptures of the Muses, Goddess of Music.

Sculptures of the Muses, Goddess of Music.

 

Sarcophagus of Saint Helena, Emperor Constantine's mother.

Sarcophagus of Saint Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother.

 

Painting on the Ceiling of the Cartography Hallway.

Painting on the Ceiling of the Cartography Hallway.

 

Mural on the Ceiling in the Vatican Museum,

Mural on the Ceiling in the Vatican Museum.

Vatican City Artisans painting and refurbishing a marble doorway.

Vatican City Artisans painting and refurbishing a marble doorway.

 

Raphael's mural the Stanza della Segnatura.

Raphael’s mural the Stanza della Segnatura.

Raphael's School of Athens Mural.

Raphael’s School of Athens Mural.

Raphael's mural Fire of Birgo.

Raphael’s mural Fire of Birgo.

 

Michelangelo's mural Last Judgement, in the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo’s mural Last Judgement, in the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo's painting Creation of Adam, on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.

Michelangelo’s painting Creation of Adam, on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.