Chapter 30

Bathing Venus

714.Venus-BoboliGardens-FlorenceBathing Venus is a statue that depicts Venus bathing. It was built by Jean Boulogne, one of Medici court sculptors in 16th century. Boulogne depicted the female characters in his work with long limbs and long necks.



Parabolic microphone



A parabolic microphone is a microphone using parabolic reflectors to collect sound waves to the receiver. Parabolic reflectors are reflective concave surfaces which catch and project energy such as light and sound waves. Their function includes nature recording, field audio and sports broadcasting.


 Vatican City


Vatican City, also called Vatican City State, is a sovereign territory inside Rome. It is the smallest internationally recognized independent state. It is ruled by the Pope.  Some famous architecture resides in Vatican City, such as St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel. Below is a video of the tour of Vatican City.




Boboli Gardens



Boboli Gardens in Florence Italy, behind Pitti Palace, holds many art pieces and sculptures. It was built by the Medici family, the most powerful family in Florence in 15th century. The axis of the garden is Boboli Hill, and sliding down from the hill there is an amphitheater. The axis terminates at the fountain of Neptune.




George Vasari is an Italian painter and architect. He designed Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Vecchio. His fresco—The Battle of Marciano in the Hall of Five Hundred in Palazzo Vecchio contains the letters CERCA TROVA (seek and find), which provides clues to Langdon and Sienna in Inferno.



Vasari Corridor

The Vasari Corridor is an elevated enclosed passageway which connects Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Below is a video introducing the Vasari Corridor.



Uffizi Gallery


Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest art museums in the western world. It was established by Vasari, and it contains an important art piece which provide clues to Langdon.

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