The Vatican Museums contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries.
The Museums include several magnificent works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and Loggia, and the Borgia Apartment with frescoes of Pinturicchio.
The guide will lead you to St. Peter’s Basilica, the symbol of the Vatican City, an enclave of Rome.
The Basilica is the largest religious building ever built and it remains one of the holiest sites in Christendom.
The tour covers the most important masterpieces in the museum. Our legally licensed English speaking tour guide will lead you through the rooms and courtyards leading to the Sistine Chapel.
You will visit Belvedere Courtyard, Room of the Muses, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, Sobieski Room, Immaculate Conception Room and much more …
After the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel the tour will walk through St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s most famous church.
St. Peter’s Basilica stands on the traditional site where Peter – the apostle who is considered the first pope – was crucified and buried. St. Peter’s tomb is under the main altar. Many other popes are buried in the Basilica as well.
Originally founded by Constantine in 324, St. Peter’s Basilica was rebuilt during 16th century by Renaissance masters including Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini.
At the end of the tour, visitors are free to explore the Basilica on their own, but they cannot return to the Museums.
Dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered to enter inside the churches. During hot days wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Viale Vaticano 100, next to Caffé Vaticano, in fronf of Vatican Museums entrance, Rome
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