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La Pieta

Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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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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Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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Reviewed yesterday

Michelangelo's La Pieta is probably my favorite sculpture in world, with the haunting beauty of Winged Victory at the Louvre a close second. Michelangelo created this at the tender age of 23 - amazing. It captures the unthinkable tragedy of a mother holding a dead...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed yesterday

A true masterpiece, it is a moving tribute to the love Mary had for her son. Exquisitely detailed and, at the right time of day (we visited in early afternoon in mid-June), it is highlighted by the sun through a window in the ceiling. This...More

Thank sladerer
Reviewed yesterday

This left tears in my eyes. It was so beautiful. My grandmother had a small statue of this when I was a child. It brought back wonderful memories.

Thank Mo1962
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Inside the St Peter's Basilica you have The La Pieta, by Michaelengelo - one of the best and most moving sculptures you would ever see of The Christ lying dead in his Mother's Lap. Michaelengelo always considered himself a sculptor first and painted because he...More

Thank JustaskforKS
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is obviously an impressive masterpiece and absolutely amazing that Michelangelo succeeds in making such a dead material like marble so alive ... The motif is classically religious and is an order from ancient Catholic days that allowed the artist to develop (and of course...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was one of the highlights of my life. I was on a college student tour of Europe for over two months. This was the most memorable day. I almost got physically ill when a year later a crazy person took a sledgehammer to this...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 5 days ago

AS soon as you enter the basilica its on the right . The Masterpiece is actually surrounded by a glass frame. Everyone is taking pictures and so there are reflections. You should wait and go near the place to get a good view. Take 10...More

Thank LimReviewer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yes it is behind glass because a Knucklehead 40 years was stupid. But it is a magnificent work of art and worth a moment to view and get a pic.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A masterpiece by a young Michelangelo. Don't miss it! A must see, although it's from a little distance.

Thank Pia J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't miss it, one of the best part of the Basilica, all the details, expression are beautiful, it's a brilliant art from Michelangelo!!

Thank Luiz Antonio S
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steven l
is breakfast included in the standard price ?
August 22, 2015|
Response from steven l | Reviewed this property |
Best Navona Suites provides a voucher for breakfast for each day of your stay that is presented to a small café about a five minute walk from your room. It is called Café Pasquino and serves a light breakfast with coffee or... More