- Availability: All year round
- Days of operation: Daily except Sundays and religious holidays
- Duration: 3 hours
- Departure: On request
You will have the opportunity to visit The Sistine Chapel the official residence of the Pope, The Vatican museum home of spectacular art and sculture and finally St. Peter’s Basilica an Italian Renaissance church, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.
The tour focuses on the main masterpieces that numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican, continuously added. With the intention to admire most of them, our experienced guides will help you to enjoy this unique visit! Vatican museum is not only a complex of rooms, but also of magnificent courtyards. Most noteworthy is the Octagonal Courtyard with the famous Laocoon group. Then you will see the magnificent Raphael Rooms, once the official residence of the popes. Then, the tour of the Vatican Museum will be enriched with other famous collections. For instance the collection of mosaics, the one of Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures and the Galleries of Tapestries and of Maps.
The unmissable Sistine Chapel and its sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo, are certainly the real attraction. The Sistine Chapel’s walls were painted by many famous 15th century artists like Botticelli, Perugino and Pinturicchio. It is the most celebrated chapel in the world for the incredible ceiling by Michelangelo, depicting scenes from the Book of Genesis. Today it is the site of Papal Conclaves.
To be sure to skip all lines to enter the biggest basilica of the world, join this tour! In the 16th century, the earlier Church, built on the tomb of Saint Peter by Emperor Constantine, has been replaced by the present one. With your guide, you will accede through a special door to be welcomed by Michelangelo’s “Pietà”.
The tour will end with the embrace of Bernini’s curved immense colonnades of St. Peter’s Square, and the view of the Pope’s Balcony.
The visit of the Basilica is not permitted on Wednesday morning and when special Papal ceremonies take place. We suggest to avoid booking the tour on Wednesday before 12:00 o’clock; in this case your guide will explain it from outside.
Remember to cover knees and shoulders before entering the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica…
– Professional Certified Guide
– Skip the line Admission tickets