500 Years On, The Vatican Museums Go Digital

VATICAN CITY, Italy, March 23 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the Vatican Museums, Art&Media Communications has released the first downloadable audio tour of the Vatican museums, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica written and narrated by renowned art historian, Sister Wendy Beckett (of PBS and BBC fame).

In over 90 minutes of audio, visitors will hear about and see the wonders of the Vatican Museums, stopping along the way to admire some of the greatest art in the world. Once in the Sistine Chapel, Sister Wendy gives her unique and passionate interpretation of Michelangelo’s entire masterpiece, before guiding tourists through the marvels of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Sister Wendy’s personal approach and entertaining descriptions along with her heartfelt insights add to the experience and allow visitors to see the Vatican collection as it has never been seen (or heard) before. In Sister Wendy’s words, “The Vatican is a place where even the corridors are masterpieces.”

Visitors to Rome can purchase a 2 CD set of the Artineraries(TM) Tour, and simply upload the tracks onto their mobile mp3 players or iPod, or download the Artineraries Tour onto their devices directly from the Artineraries website http://www.artineraries.com/ . Each tour comes with a special “insider’s guide” with the audio CD which can also be downloaded directly from the Artineraries website, along with a Track List of the 33 stops covered in this extensive audio tour.

Sister Wendy’s Sistine Chapel was developed by Art&Media Communications, the company that introduced the first downloadable digital tours in Italy. Artineraries productions are overseen by founder, American Lisa Tucci, former director for Italy of an American company who first pioneered audio guides over 50 years ago. “It seemed appropriate to pair the latest cutting edge technology with one of the oldest museums in the world,” said Tucci, “and who better to tell the story than Sister Wendy, whose gift for helping us discover the art and artists through her deep passion, makes for a truly unique experience.”

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