Skip the Line Vatican Sistine Chapel & Saint Peter with a Local Guide

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The Vatican is home to a portion of the world’s most noteworthy show-stoppers, from traditional figures to the perfect works of art of Raphael and Michelangelo. This stunning visit, under the direction of an Art Historian, will take you through the features working through the world renowned Vatican Museums, Raphael’s ‘Rooms’ and the Sistine Chapel, head to Bernini’s Colonnade in Saint Peter’s Square and completing in the Basilica – the core of the Catholic Church.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Roma, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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The Vatican is home to a portion of the world’s most noteworthy show-stoppers, from traditional figures to the perfect works of art of Raphael and Michelangelo. This stunning visit, under the direction of an Art Historian, will take you through the features working through the world renowned Vatican Museums, Raphael’s ‘Rooms’ and the Sistine Chapel, head to Bernini’s Colonnade in Saint Peter’s Square and completing in the Basilica – the core of the Catholic Church.

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

Visit the Vatican with special insight into the Sistine Chapel, the Rooms of Raphael, the Basilica of Saint Peter. Meeting at the historical centers, you will be able to skip the long queues and have a chance to drop off items, umbrellas large bags in lockers before the tour begins.

The tour will begin by visiting the Ancient Greek and Roman craftsmanship, recovered from old days when the Popes used to be the leaders of Central Italy. The learned guide will highlight the Belvedere Apollo, the Torso, the Busts of Claudius and Hadrian and the Sarcophagi of Helen and Constance, the mother and girl of Emperor Constantine. Continuing into the Room of Animals and the Gallery of Candelabra, then venturing through Roman mosaics. Your guide will point out the statues of Diana of Euphesus, the Muses and the celebrated greek scholars. 

Duration: 1 hour

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

Following on to the rooms holding Tapestries, the Sobieski Hall and the famous Rooms of Raphael. These rooms were painted by Raphael and his pupils for the Pope Julius II. Marvel at the hues and detailed imagery of the School of Athens and the Parnassus. 

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Getting on to the Sistine Chapel, the most famed room in Italy. You will see Michelangelo’s frescoes particularly the Last Judgement, the Creation of Adam and the Genesis. Along with more subtle elements from the Stories of Moses and Jesus painted by Botticelli, Perugino and other Renaissance experts. Your guide will recount stories and insiders facts about the scenes adorning the walls. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

The final destination of the tour is Saint Peter’s Basilica, as the most stupendous Church in the world. Again featuring Michelangelo’s perfected works of Pieta. See the tombs of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. Admire the custom engineered and designed images that decorate the congregation area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter’s Square, Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy

One outside your guide will point out the gallery where the smoke turns out, and highlight the genius of design in Bernini’s square.

Duration: 30 minutes



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