Vatican Museums Tour
Take a Vatican Museums Tour and enjoy the Sistine Chapel!
The purpose of the Vatican Museums Tour is the visit of the World’s most visited Museum. It is located on the Vatican Hill in the west-central part of Rome. Its borders closely follow the city wall constructed to protect the Pope from outside attack. You will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries. There you will admire the modern entrance built for the Jubilee 2000, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps. You will see also the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo.
Passing inside the Vatican Museums we will arrive into the Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly called Saint Peter’s Basilica, is one of four major basilicas of Rome. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City and built on the ruins of Old Saint Peter’s Basilica that stood there for more than 1,000 years. After a Millennium of restoration and sacking the original Basilica was about to collapse. But, in 1503 a new restoration begun following the Sangallo and Bramante’s designs. Michelangelo and his disciple Giacomo della Porta finished the job. At the Basilica entrance, on the right, you will admire the Michelangelo’s Pietà. You will see also the Bernini’s Baldacchino (a canopy), the St. Peter’s Tomb and his bronze statue.
Important: on Wednesdays, due to the Papal Audience, the church of St. Peter will be visited only from outside.
Languages: English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese
The tour costs 56 Euros per person (children 3-7 y.o. pay 44,80 Euros, children up to 2 y.o. are free of charge) and it includes :
- ticket with privilege entrance
- local guide
Duration: 4 hours
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