CAPPELLA SISTINA_2The Sistine Chapel, dedicated to Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, is one of the most famous cultural and artistic treasures of the Vatican City, placed in the path of the Vatican Museums. It was built between 1475 and 1481, the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere, from which it took its name. It is known throughout the world for being the place in which you hold the conclave and other official ceremonies of the Pope (in the past also some papal coronations), both to be decorated with one of the most famous works of art and artistic culture celebrated Western Europe, the frescoes of Michelangelo Buonarroti, covering the time, the back wall, with the Last Judgement, and the part above the altar. The walls also kept a series of frescoes by some of the greatest Italian artists of the second half of the fifteenth century (Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Luca Signorelli, Piero di Cosimo, and others).