`` 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
Experience the Splendor of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica on an incredible guided tour.
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 this 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 16th century Rome, Raffaello Sanzio and Michelangelo Buonarroti, as we will also visit the “Rooms of Raphael”. This set of rooms is the apartment commissioned by the “terrible pope” Julius II that will be completed by Raphael’s talented students in 1524.
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’ll gaze in awe at Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes, which depict scenes from the Bible and are considered some of the greatest works of art in human history. 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. Here, you’ll admire the incredible architecture and art that make this church a true masterpiece, including Bernini’s Baldacchino and Michelangelo’s Pietà.
Learn more about Vatican City in my blog entry: https://www.seeromewithme.com/vatican-city-vatican-museums-explained/
**** The Basilica is not accessible on Wednesday mornings.
✓ Galleries of the Candelabra, Tapestries, Maps
✓ Raphael’s Rooms
✓ Sistine Chapel
✓ Saint Peter’s Basilica
Admission tickets are not included. Ticket price: Adults: 22 €; Reduced: 13 €. The Vatican Museums tickets tend to sell out almost immediately when they go on sale on the official website. If this is the case, we’ll have to go through secondary ticketing platforms.
The use of the audio equipment in Saint Peter’s is mandatory with more than 4 people (1,5 Euros each)