Piazza San Pietro

Vatican treasures

A tour of one of the largest museums in the world, the Vatican Museums, plus St Peter’s Basilica. Prepare for the immortal Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, as well as an impressive collection of classical art.

 

Duration:     3 hours
Includes: Vatican Museums – Sistine Chapel – St Peter’s Basilica

Please note that fom December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016, due to the Holy Year we might not be able to include St. Peter’s Basilica and Square in our tours. Therefore the tour will focus on the Vatican collections of art and the Sistine Chapel.

Price (1-4 people): € 210 (prices may vary depending on season)
Additional tickets: Full Price: € 20
Reduced Price (kids 6-18 yo and students of max 25 yo with a valid student card): € 12
You might need:             knees and shoulders to be covered for both men and women. A shawl or scarf is appropriate for the shoulders; trousers or skirts must be BELOW the knee.
Backpacks and large umbrellas must be checked at the cloackroom.

 


Are you ready for a quick trip abroad without leaving Rome? That’s what the Vatican is a foreign state, and one of the smallest in the world, too. Of course that hasn’t stopped them from amassing one of the most impressive art collections in history over the last five centuries (and still growing). In fact, if you spent 30 seconds on each work of art they have in there, it would take you 7 years to get out of the Vatican Museums. Don’t worry though, that’s where I come in! In this tour, we’ll focus on the classical art collection, including masterpieces like the Apollo of the Belvedere and Laocoön and His Sons that Michelangelo knew and studied: the perfect introduction to the magnificent Sistine Chapel, with its 600 sq mt frescoed ceiling and the breathtaking Last Judgement. In addition to its artistic value, this is also the place where the Conclave elects a new Pope. We’ll then stop by the Gallery of Tapestries, examine the painted topographical maps and discover more on our way to the St Peter’s Basilica, with Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s baroque masterpieces.
The tour does not include a visit to the dome of St Peter’s, as it requires a separate ticket which can’t be booked in advance, and visiting hours are limited. However you have the option of going up yourself at the end of the tour; just let me know in advance and I’ll plan our visit accordingly.