Vatican City Tour

laocon_vaticanThe Basilica, The Sistine Chapel, The Museum, The Pietà:

The Vatican contains some of the world’s  greatest art treasures, we will see the Sistine ChapelRaphael Rooms frescoes, the famous statue of the Laocoon and  much more.
After the museum we will visit the Papal Basilica of St. Peter where you can admire  Michelangelo’s statue of the Pietà.

The Vatican is a Country of its own, some areas of it are accessible to the public others are only for Vatican citizens or people with special permissions.
The Museum is an immense complex of buildings, built through the centuries by the greatest Italian architects, developing for over 5 miles. You’ll enjoy the most of it with our private guided tours.

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Pietà - MichelangeloWe begin our visit with the collection of antiquities among which are the famous Laocoon and the Apollo del Belvedere. Then, crossing galleries and rooms full of art treasures, we move to the Stanze di Raffaello (Raphael Rooms), Pope Julius II private  quarters frescoed by  the great renaissance master Raphael. The incredible “School of Athens” is in this apartment. Next, we enter the Sistine Chapel that Pope Sixtus IV erected in 1473 as his private papal church. Here Michelangelo spent almost 9 years painting the ceiling with scenes from the “Creation” and a few years later the altar wall with the “Last Judgment“.

 

Adam's Creation in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

After the Chapel, through a reserved passage, we’ll enter directly into St. Peter’s Basilica, the  largest church in the world, and perhaps the most impressive of them all. Here are Michelangelo’s PietàBernini’s Baldacchino (Canopy) and the Papal altar where the Apostle is buried. Leaving the church we will reach St. Peter’s square surrounded by the huge Colonnade and see the famous balcony of the blessings.

 

DRESS CODE:
– no shorts
– no sleeveless
– no big umbrellas