In my opinion the Map Gallery is worth itself a visit to the Vatican museum.
First of all, it is over 400 years old.
Along the gallery there are 32 large maps depicting the different regions of Italy facing either the west coast, on the left inside, or the east coast, on the right end. From south leading north. The accuracy of the maps painted there is amazing if we consider the lack of technology of those days.
Even now to travel we need maps: the Pope had the best of all. 120 meters of knowledge…
Never forget that knowledge is power.
The information provided covers not only geography but history, administration, and religious traditions.
The idea of a united Italy is represented on the gallery. It’s trilling since we become a country over 250 years later.