On our skip the lines Treasures of the Vatican Small Group Tour, your group of no more than 13 people will skip the long lines to visit the treasures of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
On this half-day Vatican Small Group Tour, your small group of no more than 13 people will skip the long lines to visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. You will also visit to the Raphael Rooms, which most tour companies omit from their Vatican tours.
In the museums, among the largest in the world, your art-history expert local guide will introduce you to masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and the sculptures of ancient Rome, helping you to make sense of the sheer volume of paintings, mosaics, statues, and artefacts in these rooms, explaining each item’s place in the rich tapestry of Vatican City history. The highlight of this tour is the Sistine Chapel, which is undoubtedly the most famous chapel in the world. You’ll learn about the paintings of Michelangelo, and of his predecessors, who covered every inch of these walls and ceilings. You’ll hear about the history of the period, with the difficulties encountered by the patron, Pope Julius II and by the artist, Michelangelo.
Leaving the Sistine Chapel, you’ll enter St. Peters Basilica (if open), again without waiting in line! Standing beneath Michelangelo’s great dome, you cannot help but feel somewhat humbled by the expansive surroundings. The Basilica features several chapels, and contain numerous statues and mosaic works. Your guide will point out the most important, and leave you with time to look around by yourself. The Pietà, one of Michelangelo’s most well-known religious sculptures, is among the highlights of this part of your visit.
This is one of the most popular Vatican Small Group Tour in Rome, so don’t delay … book today!
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