Touring the Vatican from Home

Thanks to Villanova University of Pennsylvania faculty and students, Rome can now be brought to your home. At the Vatican website you can experience 360-degree images of the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilicas of St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran, St. Peter, and St. Mary Major. The “virtual tour” uses high-resolution images to give the viewers a sense of being within the actual rooms. Associate Professor Frank Klassner in Villanova’s Computing Sciences Department led the project, using advanced powered cameras to take several thousand photographs, and then “digitally stitch them together.”

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  1. yesterday I told my wife that I need to go to Vatican, it’s incredible what my eyes have seen as if I was walking around. Thanks God and big thanks to those who have prepared a real treasure for those who can’t Travel.

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