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Address: Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Description: The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's...
The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.
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beautiful, beautiful

a mother and her son, wonderful to see, you can get access right in front of the sculpture, to think Michaelangelo did this in his mid 20's is just amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must see - can not be in Rome and visit this historic place - you will regret it if you did not go and obtain history - willake you appreciate Rome more - go for it - enjoy

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Obviously an amazing sculpture, but it is behind glass (because of vandalism in the past). The whole St. Peter's bascilica experience is jaw dropping.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

a mother and her son, wonderful to see, you can get access right in front of the sculpture, to think Michaelangelo did this in his mid 20's is just amazing

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Michelangelo is a genius, and this is one of his most famous sculptures. Because he painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling and Last Judgment, many people consider him a painter, but he was, at heart, a man of sculpture. The sculpture is held behind glass. It tends to stay very busy around it, but all the fuss is worth it just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I can not believe I have finally seen this. I have heard about it, studied it and seen it not only in art and history books but also movies!!!! I am not surprised the people of Rome cherish her so much. Simply beautiful.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not religious nor do I 'understand' art, but this piece moves you. It is a classic/historic sculpture from a master (keep in mind this was done from one solid piece of marble) and is literally the only 'signed' masterpiece.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This amazing sculpture by Michael Angelo is protected in a glass casing. However, too many people and you have to wait in order to get closer if you want to take pictures.

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is just fantastic - how anybody could create this sculpture is beyond me - the emotion and the detail are just out of this world. If you can stand in front of this without sensing or feeling emotion then you need to get a life! The only problem we had was the crowds. Until a tour group moved on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This work of art is overwhelming! The beauty and majesty of this piece will take your breathe away. While in Roman do not miss this once in a lifetime experience to see Mother Mary holding her son Jesus after the cruxification. OUTSTANDING!!!!

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Pieta is a magnificient piece of sculpture from Michelangelo and absolutely not to be missed if you are in Vatican City or Rome for that matter. A stunning piece showing Mary and a crucified Jesus it will bring tears to your eyes and touch your heart. This amazing sculpture is located inside St. Peter's Basilica which will also give... More 

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