Skip-the long entrance lines and visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with one of the best local guides

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  • 3Hour
  • 7 days a week
  • 10+ Famous Sites Visited
  • 10 people Max Size for 1 Group
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  • Duration : Approximately 3 hour
    • When : Everyday tour small group 14h30.
      Private tour 9am e 2pm

Vatican Museums—is an extraordinary complex of galleries collecting some of Italy’s most important art, from paintings and sculptures to tapestries and classical antiquities.

Book a skip-the-line, small-group tour to discover one of the most visited attractions in the world. The small-group tour allows you to have a more close experience, but a headset is included to make sure you can always hear the commentary clearly.

Walk through the Gallery of the Maps to see the work of early cartographers and Gallery of Candelabra, home to carved marble candelabras and sculptures. Raphael’s Rooms are a series of galleries that highlight the talent of the lauded Renaissance artist himself. Pass through the rooms, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel. Gaze at Michelangelo’s iconic ceiling fresco, The Creation of Adam, as well as The Last Judgment.

Continue to St Peter’s Basilica, which is said to be built on the ground where St Peter is buried. Admire La Pietà, an early Michelangelo sculpture, and pause to rub the foot of a statue of St Peter, said to bring good luck. Your Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica tour then finishes outside the church.

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Sites Visited

    • The Art Gallery, including
    • paintings of Giotto, Caravaggio, Raphael, Leonardo
    • Laocoon statue: the first marble statue that started the collection of Vatican Museums, discovered in 1506
    • Belvedere courtyard, designed by Renaissance architect Bramante
    • Greek cross gallery: with red porphyry sarcophagi of daughter and mother of Emperor Constantine
    • Room of animals: a stone zoo made of different statues of animals
    • The Gallery of Maps, containing maps of Italy parted on one side with regions surrounded by Tyrrhenian sea and on the other side, regions surrounded by Adriatic sea
    • The Sisitine Chapel, with its ceiling painted by Michelangelo and his Final Judge
    • Saint Peter’s Basilica, the greatest of all churches of Christian world

Tips & recommendations

  • In hot days of Summer wear a hat and comfortable shoes. Do not forget also to bring camera to take pictures of the great sites you will see

  • Shoulders and kness should be covered when entering churches

  • Bring a bottle of water with you that you can refill from the beautiful and fresh fountains of Rome with great drinkable water

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