8:30 Semi-Private Tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

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Visiting the Vatican Museums (one of the busiest museums in the world) can be an overwhelming experience, where hordes of tourists are everywhere, the guides trying to get their groups to the next gallery as fast as possible and where the Sistine Chapel is usually shoulder to shoulder packed, you probably will not be able the see the mosaic work beneath your feet. This is why we have organized this early entry tour; where you enter the Vatican as early as possible and will have a certified tour guide accompanying and guiding you every step of the way.

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Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Visiting the Vatican Museums (one of the busiest museums in the world) can be an overwhelming experience, where hordes of tourists are everywhere, the guides trying to get their groups to the next gallery as fast as possible and where the Sistine Chapel is usually shoulder to shoulder packed, you probably will not be able the see the mosaic work beneath your feet. This is why we have organized this early entry tour; where you enter the Vatican as early as possible and will have a certified tour guide accompanying and guiding you every step of the way.

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Stop At: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy

Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century and enlarged by successive pontiffs, the Vatican Museums boast one of the world’s greatest art collections. Exhibits, which are displayed along about 7km of halls and corridors, range from Egyptian mummies and Etruscan bronzes to ancient busts, old masters and modern paintings. Highlights include the spectacular collection of classical statuary in the Museo Pio-Clementino, a suite of rooms frescoed by Raphael, and the Michelangelo-painted Sistine Chapel.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City Italy

Originally apartment of pope Julius II and now a major part of the Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms exhibits the grand frescos of Raphael that marks high renaissance in Rome.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City Italy

Home to two of the world’s most famous works of art – Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes and his Giudizio Universale (Last Judgment) – the Sistine Chapel is the one part of the Vatican Museums that everyone wants to see, and on a busy day you could find yourself sharing it with up to 2000 people. Michelangelo’s ceiling design, which is best viewed from the chapel’s main entrance in the far east wall, covers the entire 800-sq-m surface.

Duration: 15 minutes



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