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La Pieta

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Chapel of the Pieta Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City Italy
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CiproRome Metro10 min
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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R Schmidt wrote a review Sep 2020
Burnham, United Kingdom601 contributions140 helpful votes
Such a wonderful & beautiful piece of art, greeting you right next to the main entrance of the Basilica!!! Even at times of Covid-19 it is still well worth a visit!!! Less pilgrims than usual!!! Utterly mesmerising!!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Coryy20 wrote a review Jun 2020
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,593 contributions630 helpful votes
The Michaelangelo Pieta is a very touching sculpture, which depicts the virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus in her arms, after it was taking from the cross. Very emotional piece and is housed behind glass . For those entering the Vatican or more so St. Peter's Basilica. One you MUST see!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review May 2020
Anna, Ohio1,420 contributions312 helpful votes
This is in St Peter's itself and covered by Plexiglass cover so your photo may or may not tur out. There is a Plaster Copy at the Museum entrance which is an exact copy. This was done after the damage to the Pieta and you can get a good closeup of it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Donald D wrote a review Apr 2020
Kollam, India764 contributions171 helpful votes
Known as Michelangelo's Pieta, sculpture represents Mother Mary holding Jesus Christ in her lap brought down after the crucifixion. The Pieta is seen on the right side of the Basilica along with an altar. This was sculpted between 1498 & 1499. The Pieta is now protected within a glass enclosure after an attempt was made to damage this historical artwork.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Malgorzata wrote a review Apr 2020
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It is a masterpiece of Renaissance art and arguably one of the most moving sculptures ever created. Pieta is the sculpture by Michelangelo created in the years 1498–1500 and is located in the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome. This famous work depicts Mary holding Jesus removed from the cross in her arms. The sculpture is characterized by exceptional harmony, being a classic example of the Renaissance approach to a work of art. On May 21, 1972, Michelangelo's Pieta was damaged by 33-year-old Laszlo Toth, an Australian geologist born in Hungary. He hit her several dozen times with a hammer, chipping Madonna's right arm up to the elbow, breaking her nose and damaging her face . After the attack, the work was carefully restored and returned to its place in the Basilica of St. Peter. You can find Pieta on the right next to the entrance, between the Holy Door and the altar of St. Sebastian. The most faithful copy of the sculpture, according to which the face was reconstructed, was found in Poland, in the Poznań church of Our Lady of Sorrows. Currently, the work is protected by armored glass. Pieta is the only signed sculpture. The artist's signature appears on the sash of Mary's dress at chest height - MICHAELA [N] GELUS BONAROTUS FLORENTIN [US] FACIEBA [T].
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Date of experience: May 2019
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