Hello fellow Geofictionians,
after almost two years without any international travel (due to some virus whose name I forgot) I was fortunate enough to be able to travel through Italy for the last two weeks; by train, of course. Now, usually I wouldn’t use this website to post some elaborate travel blog - and don’t worry, I won’t - but I saw something I just had to share with this community.
Many of you probably have heard of the Vatican Museums before, and that they are a must-do-item on any travel list for Rome, just after the Forum Romanum and just before posing in front of other selfie-stick swinging tourists at the Trevi Fountain. What I, ignorant me, didn’t know before going there, is that the massive museum (which somehow fits into this 0.44 km² souvereign state alongside St. Peter and the HQ of the Catholic Church) not only features endless corridors of statues, tapestry, paintings and any kind of collectible you could think of, but also the “Galleria delle carte geografiche”. For anyone who spent a good part of their childhood sketching fantasy maps on paper, this corridor is like a trip on drugs. I’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves. 5/5 stars, 100 % recommended for mapping-enthusiasts!
Comment from Lithium-Ion on 13 August 2021 at 14:31
Wow, that’s really cool! Hopefully I’ll be able to visit someday.
Comment from Ernestpcosby on 3 September 2021 at 15:47
Wow, I had no idea this was a thing! Thank you for sharing, maybe I’ll be able to see it one day