The Borgia Apartment

Bernardino di Betto Betti

Vatican Museums


The ancient apartment of Pope Alessandro VI Borgia is made up of six rooms, which the spanish pope maintained for himself and his family: everywhere are stuccos, frescoes and the ever-present bull of the papal stem. After his death, the apartment was closed and was not opened until the 1800s. Pinturicchio and his collaborators painted the hall of Sibille, the Credo, the Liberal Arts, the Saints, the Mysteries and the Popes. The last one was repainted under Pope Leo X after a part of the wall crumbled, with the new work carried out by Giovanni da Udine and Perin del Vaga.



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