Our grand hotel, a former Papal palace, is only a five-minute walk from the Vatican. Today we’ll explore the vast artistic riches of the Vatican Museums, with some of the world’s best ancient Roman sculpture. We will experience the astonishing magnificence of Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling now restored to full, vibrant color. Professor Beaufort will illuminate the profound symbolism of the Creation of Adam in the light of higher states of consciousness. He will also explain how Raphael’s School of Athens and many other works exemplify transcendental beauty and truth.