MEETING POINT: In front of the entrance to the Vatican Museums; on the steps in front of a big gate framed with white marble.
SIGHTS VISITED: Pinacoteca (Art Gallery of paintings), Antiquity collections, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Geographical Maps, Raphaels's rooms, Sistine Chapel, the Pieta by Michelangelo in the Basilica of St. Peter.
TOUR INCLUDES: Skip the line tickets, headsets for 6 or more people.
TIPS: Comfortable shoes, bottle of water. Dress code is required in the holy places: knees and shoulders covered in the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter. For further Tips and suggestions, please have a look at the Contacts & Info page.
OVERVIEW: This tour proposes a path through the Vatican with an art historical cut. We start with the stunning Pinacoteca where the treasures by great artists of the past such as Raffaello and Carvaggio will welcome us. We go on with the Museo Pio Clementino(antiquity Collections) studying the roman and greek work of arts that inspired the genius of Michelangelo when he was commissioned the fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Our path will follow through the gallery of tapestries; we will be able at this point to read the perspective in the scenes woven by the flemish artists from the drawings by the school of the great Raphael. The colorful Gallery of the maps will lead us to the way to the Raphael rooms. Conceived by the other genius of the italian Renaissance, Raffaello Sanzio, the frescos are part of our path in the figurative art. Thousands of people visit these rooms and remain hypnotized by the modernity of the scenes depicted. Our tour ends with the highlight of the Vatican, the Sistine chapel. An previous explanation of the fresco will let you go in the depth of the stories painted. The tour ends with the temple of the catholicism, the Basilica of St. Peter.
This tour doesn't run on the following days: Jan 1st and 6th, Feb 11th, 22th, May 1st, Mar 19th, June 29th, Aug 15th, Dec 8th, 24th, 25th, 26th
On Wednesdays morning the Basilica of St. Peter is closed because the Papal Audience, therefore the tour will be leading and be ending in the Vatican museums.
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