`` And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it``, Matthew 16:18
The Vatican Museums are one of the most visited museums in the world, with miles of galleries and hundreds of rooms filled with artworks, therefore this must-see attraction may be a little bit challenging to navigate on your own.
During the Vatican Museums tour, we will guide you through the most important collections of ancient Roman statues and paintings. You will learn about the rivalry between two great artists in the XVI century Rome, Raffaello Sanzio and Michelangelo Buonarroti, as we will also visit the “Rooms of Raphael” – the apartments commissioned by the “terrible pope” Julius II.
After seeing the masterpieces of the ancient Roman statues collections, you will take a virtual journey of Italy through the Gallery of Maps, and see the highlights of the contemporary art collection.
By the time you reach the Sistine Chapel, you will know interesting backstories of one of the greatest art treasures of all time. At the Sistine Chapel you will have enough time to admire the famous ceiling Michelangelo painted on a scaffolding for 4 years of his life, before coming back to paint the Last Judgment.
Following this visit to the Vatican Museums, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Grand Finale as we go directly (skip the line access) from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest Christian churches in the world. Here you can admire another of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, the statue called the Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino.
Once your tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s is over, you may walk up to Saint Peter’s Dome. This way you can make the most out of the opportunity of skipping the line for the Vatican Museums Tour.
**** At the moment, due to Covid restrictions and the longer route between the Vatican Museums and Saint Peter’s Square, this tour can be either taken without the Basilica of Saint Peter or, in case you wish to visit the Basilica with your guide, the duration of the tour will be 4 hs instead of 3 (please, feel free to reach out to know the details).
✓ Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries, Maps
✓ Raphael’s Rooms
✓ Sistine Chapel
✓ Saint Peter’s Basilica
Admission tickets are not included. Ticket price: Adults: 21 €; Reduced: 12 €.
Entrance from the Sistine directly into the Basilica of Saint Peter is allowed only with a guide but now it’s no longer free: it costs 1.5 € per person to add to the admission tickets cost