If you're in love with Renaissance Art, choose this tour to explore in detail the Collections of the Pope, going beyond the Sistine Chapel. (good stamina requested!)
Not only we'll admire masterpieces of Ancient Art and incredible galleries, but in addition you'll visit the apartment of the Pope Giulius II, frescoed by Raphael (Rooms of Raphael).
In those rooms, you'll see the iconic fresco “school of Athens”, considered the simbol of the new era of art and philosophy, that in Italian we call Rinascimento (rebirth).
if you prefer Ancient Art we can instead visit the New Wing and the Etruscan Museum,
After, we'll continue to the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel: you'll love the detailed story of the ceiling and its deep meaning. We'll end at the Basilica of St.Peter.
Meeting point: Vatican Museums main entrance, Viale Vaticano. Details will be provided at the moment of the booking.
timing may change depending from your interest and pace
- the Basilica of St. Peter is a working church, so can close without notice for religious events or security reasons. I'm NOT responsible for this issue, but I'll do my best to provide the tour as described.
- Follow the DRESS CODE (women, men and kids) knees and shoulders must be covered. Bermuda and Capri pants OK, NO shorts.If you want to wear sleeveless shirts during the tour is OK, just bring with a scarf to cover your shoulders when requested.
-no big backpacks, luggages and long umbrellas (small backpacks and bags OK)
-From April to October, the Museum welcomes 30.000 visitors per day, so is crowded at every moment of the day. Choose to start at noon if you want to limit crowds (or choose the VIP early entrance tour).
-If not interested in the visit of the Basilica we can schedule the tour on Wednesday morning, when the Museum it's less crowded.
-Inside Vatican Museums there are few lifts and many flight of stairs. NO benches. If you have problems in walking for hours please let me know BEFORE the tour so I can give you more details. The St.Peter's Basilica is accessible from the Museums only by a long staircase.
Admission tickets are not included. Tickets reservation is warmly suggested to skip the long line at the ticket office.
Tickets must be booked at least a month before your tour (very requested).
I can take care of the reservation of the skip-the-line tickets (21€ a head).
Vatican tickets are only valid on the selected date/time no change or refund is possible (even in case of a tour cancellation).