ROME, ITALY-JUNE 01: Tourists with protective masks in the Sistine Chapel admire Michelangelo’s … [+] frescoes, on the occasion of the resuming of the Vatican Museums in phase two after the lockdown due to the Coronavirus emergency (Covid-19). Phase 2. Rome (Italy), June 1st, 2020 (Editorial news use just) (Image by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
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Yearning for a powerful artistic dose like only Italy has to offer however can’t quite travel today due to COVID? No worries. Numerous museums have gone 3D, providing stunning virtual trips that give a taste of the genuine thing.
Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums
Good idea, you’ll be avoiding the long lines. Dive into the mesmerising marvels of the Sistine Chapel without needing to extend your neck towards the ceiling to appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece. The luxurious papal houses frescoed by Raphael and the rooms showcasing the Greek and Roman sculptures are also digital.
Found in Turin, it’s the world’s second biggest collection of Egyptian art. Must-sees include the virtual showcase of mummies, animal mummies, crocodiles, 3D jewels and the art of making bandages.
FLORENCE, ITALY-JUNE 03: Visitors keep their social range at the reopened Uffizi, which was … [+] closed for nearly 3 months due to coronavirus, on June 3, 2020 in Florence, Italy. The Uffizi reopened as ‘Slow Uffizi’, with a brand-new method of visiting due to anti-contagion guidelines. There will be half of the visitors allowed and ‘social distance signs’ which will indicate the specific points and how many people can stand in front of a painting, allowing a slower, calmer visit. (Picture by Laura Lezza/Getty Images)
Discover Florence’s unique collection of masterpieces through Hypervision offering also thematic trips such as Amazing Recoveries, the art of shoe-making in the ancient world and the story of St. Francis. Audio-itineraries consist of Following in Trajan’s Steps andthe Botticelli Spring Marathon, a virtual exhibition on the birth of the misconception of Botticelli through social media.
Milan Cathedral, Duomo di Milano, Italy, one of the biggest churches in the world on sunrise getty
The Duomo, with the statue of the little Madonna (the Madonnina) on the leading watching over and protecting the city, is the symbol of Milan and of the Milanese way of life. A brand-new video with amazing imagery takes visitors along the long naves of the gothic cathedral lined with stained-glass windows, then deep into the underground archeological marvels and approximately the scenic roofs.
The Canova Experience is a fascinating 3D tour of the artist’s museum and birth house in the northern town of Possagno, near Treviso. The old residence hosts the plaster cast gallery of the models, sketches and marble works of Canova.