The first thing at the Vatican Museum that you see are the paintings. Each more important and more famous than the last. It appears that over the years the Popes were quite fond of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and other famous masters. There are some modern works of art here too which the Vatican started collecting in the early 1970s. Works by Dali, Picasso, Matisse and other countless famous painters from around the world, from each time period, in every shape, size, colour and style. It is absolutely bewildering and astonishing how many priceless works of art are here on display. Our favourites, if there can be such a thing, were the Garden of Eden, the unfinished work by Da Vinci and some of the works by Raphael.