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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A stopping point during our entry into the tour of the museums, chapel and St Peter’s. Gardens were lovely, and sphere was interesting.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Raza88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very tasteful addition, obviously it everything can be centuries old, some things have to represent the present and this really does and is quite lovely.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The way it spins is magical. Loved it and a must see when in the Vatican and try to spin it. Located in the gardens of the Vatican

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RachelRizkallah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our tour we stopped for a cold drink at the outdoor cafe in the courtyard and came upon this fascination sphere. We immediately recognized this artist, as we saw other golden bronze sculptures by him elsewhere.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

Meh. Interesting sculpture, but I was looking for history...just ok. Having said that, I'm sure many more people appreciate and understand it better than I do!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tom Z
Reviewed 29 August 2019

Not worth a trip on its own, and only visible when you are in the Pinecone courtyard, this modern sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodore is the exact size of the ball on top of St Peters. Open to your own interpretation, it's shine and symertry are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 51danielled57
Reviewed 7 August 2019

A big rotating piece of modern art in the middle of a formal classically designed courtyard. It looks surprisingly good.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Diane H
Reviewed 6 August 2019

The duel of modern art with the classical art, in the realm of beauty! Surprising but great – there are more modern art galleries inside.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank raduvungtau
Reviewed 24 July 2019 via mobile

I don't get it. It doesn't fit in. I could design this on my laptop. I could not paint the sistine chapel.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 673randyf
Reviewed 9 July 2019

This art was created by Arnaldo Pomodoro and is set in the middle of an open courtyard where it does stand out. There are a number of these Sphere within a Sphere sculptures scattered around the world. They are nice looking and probably have a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 184DonP
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