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“You'll drool when you see it. Prepare for the crowds!”

Stanze di Raffaello
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The place itself is breathtaking.
The crowds are unbelievable!
But please, take your time and try to absorb the beauty!

Thank SamanthaVlassis
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I’m very glad that we took a guide, a real person, not an audio one. Even if you read about it before the trip you are unable to keep in mind all those symbols. And the guide – a most artistic lady – took us around all the four rooms and told lots of curious details. About a complicated process of creating a fresco, who’s who in The Parnassus and The School of Athens, and where Raphael placed himself. The Room of the Segnatura made a tremendous impression, better than anything. This was originally used as a library, and the contents of the frescoes are related to this function. Raphael’s genius is amazing and most inspiring!

Thank Irina M
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

I still can't believe that I was there and seen all of this beauty with my own eyes. I can't even find words to describe it well, it truly is a masterpiece by Raffaelo and you can take as many pictures as you like, unlike in the Sistine Chapel. Make sure you spend some time to take all of the beauty in (it often is not very busy as many people don't realise what this is in their rush to the Sistine Chapel).

1  Thank Luages
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

One of the strangest things we have witnessed over the years is the swarm of visitors that make a beeline to the Sistine Chapel, passing right through the Stanze di Raffaello (Raphael Rooms) without bothering to take note of what they are not seeing.

These rooms are stunning, we find them just as enjoyable as the Sistine Chapel and you can often view them without the mass crowds. We have actually been fortunate to have had some of the large rooms all to ourselves during a few of our visits. Also, unlike the Sistine Chapel, you can take as many pictures as you like in the Stanze di Raffaello rooms, and there are information cards made available to help you understand what you are looking at. This is helpful as many guide books don't describe these rooms very well.

In many ways, as wonderful as the Sistine Chapel is, it is not our favorite thing sot see in the Vatican Museum. This distinction belongs to the Stanze di Raffaello rooms. These are just really special rooms to visit. So, we encourage all to give a few minutes to them prior to joining the hordes of visitors cramming into the Sistine Chapel hall. You will not be disappointed that you did.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Beautiful rooms, we had the audio guide with us which explained each painting on each wall which was extremely interesting, highly recommend. Each painting is so detailed, you could stare at them for hours.

1  Thank chezza007
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