The Sala Regia is a state hall in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City. The hall was designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and built between 1540 and 1573.
The stuccoes, which grace the elegant barrel vault, are the work of Perino del Vaga.
The frescoes were painted by a host of artists, including Livio Agresti, Giorgio Vasari and Taddeo Zuccari, and depict momentous turning-points in the history of the Church.
The Sala Regia was originally used for the reception of princes and royal ambassadors, hence its name.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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