The Vatican Museum is truly spectacular. The art from centuries past as well as more contemporary pieces is endless. In fact, there is too much to really enjoy in half a day. There's so many sculptures and paintings demanding one's attention that I don't think anyone notices the elaborate marble floors, the stunning wood shutters, or tiny figures carved in dark corners. My senses were overloaded, and so were most peoples, I'm sure, because by the end of the visit, people were walking past Salvador Dali's and Matisse's work like it was nothing special at all. . Funny how we become so jaded when we really just want a cup of coffee and a place to sit.