For those of us who don’t have the time or can’t afford to visit Vatican City and take in the awesome beauty of the Sistine Chapel – the Vatican’s official website has given us another option! The site has an amazing 360º scroll-able, zoom-able panorama of the Sistine Chapel. Take in the fine details of such Renaissance artists as Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, and Pietro Perugino by clicking over to the site here.
Michelangelo’s fresco’s are a particular highlight. The ceiling took him about four years to complete and the project in general intimidated him and distracted him from “the major marble sculpture that had preoccupied him for the previous few years.”