The Vatican Pinacoteca is the art gallery founded by Pope Pius VI in 18 century. But it was opened for visiting only in 1908. For a long period of time pictures and art objects were stored in various Vatican palaces. And only in 1932 a separate building was constructed for it on the territory of the Vatican Museums.
The overwhelming majority of the pictures, which are exhibited in 18 rooms of the Pinacoteca, were painted by Italian artists, including the greatest figures of the Italian art of 12-19 centuries. Most of them lived in the period of Renaissance.
A whole room is almost completely dedicated to the works of Leonardo da Vinci. Also, in the room you can see many pictures of Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many other painters. Separate rooms are assigned for the expositions of various painting schools: Florentine, Flemish, Dutch, and the school of Raphael.