Vaticano

Vatican Museum, Sixtine Chapel And St Peter Basilic Guided Tour

During our guided tour of the Vatican, we will discover it as the smallest state in the world but which preserves an enormous quantity of works of art, starting from the collection preserved in the Vatican Museums, where are exhibited the works of the most important Italian artists to arrive at the grandiose basilica built from the sixteenth century: for the Romans the interminable factory of Saint Peter.
The Vatican State was officially born on 11 February 1929 with the signing of the Lateran Pacts, but during the tour of the Vatican we will discover that its history has its roots in 1°century during the first persecution of Christians carried out by Nero in the Circus vaticanus (of Caligula).

The guided tour of the Vatican begins at the Vatican Museums. The Vatican tour continues with a visit to the Cortile della pigna, Galleria chiaramonti, Cortile del Belvedere. You will wander in the enchantment of the Animal Gallery, the Hall of Muses (Torso del Belvedere), the Round Room, the Hall of the Greek Cross (here are preserved among other things the sarcophagi in porphyry of Saint Helen and Saint Constance).
You will continue the guided tour of the Vatican with the Hall of the chariot, the Gallery of the candelabra, the Gallery of the tapestries, the Gallery of the Geographic Maps, the Room of Pius V, the Sobieskj Room, the Room of the Immaculate Conception.
During the Vatican tour, you will arrive at the Raphael Rooms, four rooms frescoed by the master painter of Urbino from 1508. You will visit the rich Borgia Apartments (to the Borgia family, to its power and its atrocities, it has been dedicated more than one television series).
Finally, included in the Vatican guided tour, you will arrive at the Sistine Chapel, entirely frescoed by Michelangelo: a spectacular space from which you would never want to leave.

 The Vatican tour continues in front of the Holy Door, to arrive in St Peter’s Basilica, built between 1506 and 1626: an endless construction site. In fact in Rome, to define an interminable thing, it is said “is like the factory of Saint Peter”. In a sort of contemporary reuse”, part of the travertine of the Colosseum became material for the construction of the basilica. The works began with Pope Julius II in 1506 who asked Bramante to destroy the original basilica of Constantine (Latin era), and to erect a new one with the Greek cross plan.
Inside the church there are several artistic wonders: the Pietà di Michelangelo, the Bernini’s canopy, the statue made by arnolfo di Cambio in honour of Saint Peter. In the space that unites the ancient basilica and the present one, called the Vatican Grottoes, you can see the tombs of numerous popes, including John Paul II. You will be the protagonists of the guided tour of St Peter’s Basilica.

The Vatican tour will end in St Peter’s Square with its wonderful colonnade by Bernini, symbol of the embrace of Mother Church to the Christian world. During the guided tour of the Vatican you can also see the spectacular dome of Saint Peter designed by Michelangelo, the balcony from where the Pontiff gives his blessings, the roof of the Sistine Chapel where the black or white smoke comes out during the election of the new Pope, and also the obelisk that decorated the Circus of Caligula, in the center of the square.
 

TICKET SKIPS LINE WITHOUT GUIDE

 

The package includes:

  • Unlined entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica;
  • Customer service;
  • TICKETS SEND VIA MAIL IF YOU WANT TO GO ALONE AT THE ENTRANCE

The tour package at the Vatican does not include:
  • Transport to/from hotel
  • Guide to

Things to remember:
  • Carry the identity card for children under 18.
  • Access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica is subject to severe restrictions on clothing: shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Heavy-duty trolleys, rucksacks and bags and umbrellas are not allowed inside the Museums.
  • The introduction of glass bottles, knives, scissors and/or metal tools of various kinds is prohibited in the Museums, which could pose a danger to persons and/or works on display.
  • Passengers are allowed.

THE SKIP THE LINE TICKET AND SMALL GROUP GUIDED TOUR

Meeting point: Via Germanico 16,Roma

The package includes:

  • Unlined entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica;
  • Guide to tourism;
  • Customer service;
  • Headphones and headphones

The package does not include:
  • The dining room
  • Transport to/from hotel

Things to remember:
  • Carry the identity card for children under 18.
  • Access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica is subject to severe restrictions on clothing: shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Heavy-duty trolleys, rucksacks and bags and umbrellas are not allowed inside the Museums.
  • The introduction of glass bottles, knives, scissors and/or metal tools of various kinds is prohibited in the Museums, which could pose a danger to persons and/or works on display.
  • Passengers are allowed.

 Hours 
English: 10.00 - 11.30 - 13.30 - 14.30 - 15.30

French: 10.00 - 12.30 - 15.30

German: 10.00 - 11.30 - 15.30

Spanish: 11.30 - 15.30

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The package includes:

  • Unlined entrance to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica;
  • Guide to tourism;
  • Customer service;
  • Driver transport service to/from hotel

Things to remember:
  • Carry the identity card for children under 18.
  • Access to the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica is subject to severe restrictions on clothing: shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Heavy-duty trolleys, rucksacks and bags and umbrellas are not allowed inside the Museums.
  • The introduction of glass bottles, knives, scissors and/or metal tools of various kinds is prohibited in the Museums, which could pose a danger to persons and/or works on display.
  • Passengers are allowed.

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