There is encouraging and curious news for museum tourism enthusiasts. On 3 November 2023, the artist Michelangelo’s secret room or chamber located in Florence, Italy will be opened to the public.
Reporting from Reuters, the room was a former coal warehouse and was Michelangelo’s hiding place.
At that time, the artist tried to escape from Pope Clement VII because he had violated a rule. This room has a safe that is used to store coal. Paolo Dal Poggetto, director of the museum, said that the room had walls full of pictures associated with Michelangelo. Progetto also believed that Michelangelo had taken refuge in the chamber to escape the pope who was angry with him.
For interested tourists, this visit will cost 20 euros per person. Later, tourists will be formed into small groups with a guide for 15 minutes.
Apart from Michelangelo’s room, Europe has many choices of museum tourist destinations. The following are the most famous museum destinations in Europe:
Acropolis Museum – Athens
This museum was originally designed by architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis and was inaugurated in 2009. The Acropolis Museum will present tourists with statues and artifacts from the Ancient Greek era. In depth, the museum will display Acropolis artifacts remaining from the sacrificial temple before the Parthenon was founded. Artifacts on display in the museum are believed to be more than 2,400 years old. Not only a gallery, this museum also provides a cafe and restaurant to enjoy views of the hills of Athens
Louvre Museum – Paris
The Louvre Museum or Musée du Louvre is a French national museum that has existed since the 12th century. Originally, this building was a large palace and span during the time of Philip Augustus. The Lovre Museum has collections from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. Several iconic paintings are displayed in the museum, namely the Mona Lisa painting, the Victory of Samothrace statue, and the Venus de Milo statue.
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam
The Rijksmuseum is one of the famous museums in the Netherlands which displays Dutch history from 1200 to the present. The museum usually holds several exhibitions per year. The Rijksmuseum is an attractive place for Indonesian tourists because there is a miniature traditional market and paintings of Prince Diponegoro. Apart from looking at the existing works, tourists are also invited to learn how to connect the museum with the public.
Vatican Museums – Italy
When visiting Italy, especially Rome, the Vatican museum is a must-visit destination. This museum was first built by Pope Nicholas V in 1447. This museum exhibits many works by Pope Julius II, Apollo Belvedere, and Venus Felix. Apart from that, several Renaissance arts are also on display to indulge museum tours, including works by Michelangelo, Pinturicchio and Raphael.
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