Virtual visit to the Sistine Chapel

Villanova University professor Paul Wilson checks focus and exposure while photographing a 360-degree virtual reality tour of St. Peter’s Basilica. (CNS/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — You have to check this out.

The virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel, a joint project of Villanova University and the Vatican, has been launched here on the Vatican Web site.

We’ve written about the university’s filming team, who have already assembled a virtual tour of the Basilica of St. John Lateran are working on one for St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Sistine Chapel is stunning, in floor-to-ceiling detail. You can crawl up and down Michelangelo’s frescoes with the mouse — just don’t spin it too quickly or you’ll get dizzy.

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4 Responses to Virtual visit to the Sistine Chapel

  1. Craig says:


  2. Craig says:

    …and I did get dizzy. 🙂

  3. Samuel Benson Ogban says:

    Well done! Thats a nice venture. Nigeria, Calabar.

  4. katherine w. says:

    Bravo! Thank you very much!

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