Chiaramonti Museum at the Vatican Museums

By Jessica, USA, February 2013

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The Vatican Museums are pluralized for a reason—within the complex there are several individual museums. It’s easy for them to blur together as you wander through, but different collections are housed under different “museum” names. One such collection is the Chiaramonti Museum, sometimes called the Chiaramonti Gallery (Galleria Chiaramonti in Italian). The name comes from Pope Pius VII, who established the museum in 1807 and gave the museum his family name (prior to becoming Pope, of course).

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vatican City Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Vatican City.

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