Today’s travel photo is of the Gallery of Maps inside the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. This hall is one of my favourite parts of the Vatican Museums. It contains 40 detailed maps of the Italian regions and cities frescoed on the walls, as well as some other incredible frescoes covering the entire ceiling. The maps were painted between 1580 and 1585, and they are incredibly detailed and accurate, despite the fact there of course was no way for them to know what the places looked like from above. Although the Vatican Museums get terribly crowded (you can see the heads of the crowd in bottom of this photo), I will definitely return time and time again just to view the amazing artwork.