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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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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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Gorgeous statue

This is a gorgeous masterpiece. Too bad it has to be behind a thick glass enclosure to keep everyone from touching it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gorgeous masterpiece. Too bad it has to be behind a thick glass enclosure to keep everyone from touching it.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't say enough good things about the Pieta. Its so hard to believe that Michelangelo created this masterpiece at such a young age. It is behind glass and mobbed with tourists. Jockey for a good viewing spot.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of this sculpture is amazing! Know what you are looking at and it is so much more impressive. After seeing hundreds during our travels this one is still top 10!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It would be easy to miss in an empty Basilica, but luckily it is never empty and you can find this masterpiece by following the tourists taking pictures. A chance to see a Michelangelo piece should never be passed up as it is just amazing and it is difficult to believe he was only 22 when he made this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is according to me is the main attraction of Basilica Di San Pietro. Beautiful sculpture and very interesting given it's history and all the stories surrounding this magnificent piece of art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's easy to miss this if you weren't looking for it as it is tucked away in a corner. If unsure, just look for where there a lot of tourists taking photos. It's probaby there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words fail me. Lovely art that is a must see! Take your time around it and take many pictures from different angles. You will want to see this later.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Solemn and sensual, beautiful and eternally tragic! A masterpiece of faith, hope and human spirit. Unfortunately, it is protected by bullet-proof glass from insane vandals.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visually stunning. Too bad it is now protected by a bullet proof acrylic glass panel. Michaelangelo is a true genius and master designer/sculptor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must-see of Italy! This is inside the Basilica and we almost missed it. Make sure to check it out when you go!

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