"Cappella Sistina" Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel Tip by Julius_Caesar

Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel, Rome: 57 reviews and 118 photos


You don?t need me to learn something about Michelangelo?s world wide known Cappella Sistina, but maybe you?ll find amusing an anecdote referred to it. The pope?s master of ceremonies pestered Michelangelo to allow him a glimpse of the Last Judgement fresco before the artist was ready to unveil it. Michelangelo took his revenge by including the official among the damned in hell, being tormented by devils. When the master of ceremonies complained to Pope Paul III, the latter replied: ?God has given me authority in heaven and on earth, but my writ does not extend to hell. You will just have to put up with it.?

Address: Vatican Museums
Phone: +39 06 69884676
Website: http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/CSN/CSN_Storia.html

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  • Written Feb 14, 2005
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