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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve seen a lot of art, and this piece is very unique. Also places in very beautiful sorroundings We were a family of a mother (57), daughter (34) and son (30), and We were very impressed by this piece.

Thank Anhope
Reviewed 2 days ago

The sphere is large and hard to turn because very heavy. Very interesting to see modern art with older art.

Thank Josie P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed seeing it on our way to breakfast in the Vatican Museum courtyard. It's size representative of the sphere on top of the basilica

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this piece of modern art. In the centre of the courtyard it was a real,statement piece. It rotates and complements the other art surrounding it.

Thank Alibali27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great piece of art that can be found in the square outside the sistine chapel. This is the same size as the ball on top of the st peters dome.

Thank oliverYorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome addition to the garden. I loved this because it was such a contrast to what surrounded it and is beautiful in its own right.

Thank Sally O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Displaying a broken sphere within a sphere this striking sculpture evokes consciousness of the fragility of our Earth and how easily it can be fractured. I found it very moving nd a wee bit scary

Thank I H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We often associate the Vatican museum with ancient art works but full marks for this modern piece of art work combined with a number of rooms devoted to contemporary art.

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly incredible sculpture to represent the modern side of the Vatican museum, this sphere is worth checking out.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m sure it is cool for the artist to have this placed in the Vatican, but it seemed out of place to me. That being said, it is an interesting piece.

Thank Bryan K
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