Vatican Museums tickets (self guided) & guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica

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Guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, the most famous church in the world with a small group of max 8 guests and pre booked skip line admissions to Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel with guaranteed, timed entrance.

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



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Guided visit of St. Peter’s Basilica, the most famous church in the world with a small group of max 8 guests and pre booked skip line admissions to Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel with guaranteed, timed entrance.

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

Visit of St. Peter’s Square with Bernini Colonade and the Egyptian obelisk. View from the square of Pope’s Balcony where the Pope offers “Urbi and Orbi” blessing and the view of the Sistine Chapel roof and the spot from where the smoke comes announcing the new Pope’s election.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Pieta by Michelangelo, the early masterpiece of the artist created at the age of 25.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The Holly Door opened once every 25 years for the occasion of the Holly Year.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The tomb of John Paul II in the Chapel of St. Sebastian, moved from the crypt to present location after the Pope became a saint.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The central nave of the Basilica with inscriptions of the largest Christian churches of the world.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The bronze statue of St. Peter. Many visitors touch the worn out statue seeking a blessing from the Saint

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The tomb of Pope John XXIII. The famous pontiff initiated reforms in the Catholic Church after Vatican Council

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The Canopy over the papal altar, by Bernini, master of the Roman Baroque

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The Confession. The area on the level of the lower basilica, visible from Papal Altar leading to the area of St. Peter’s Tomb

Duration: 3 minutes

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

The the Niche of the Pallium. Directly under the Papal Altar niche, a bronze coffer with fabrics (stoles called “pallium”) woven from the wool of lambs blessed on the feast of St. Agnes (Jan 21) and bestowed upon patriarchs and metropolitans as a reminder of the Church’s unity.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

Cathedra Petri. Altar of the Chair of St. Peter by Bernini. This grandiose sculpture monument was created to enclose the wooden throne of St Peter. The four gigantic statues of Doctors of the Church are: St. Ambrose, St. Anthanasius (left); and St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine (right). The fine alabaster window shows the Holy Spirit as a dove.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

Monument to Alexander VII. This, one of the most famous papal monuments in St. Peter’s, is the masterpiece of the 80-year old Bernini. Alexander VII was the pope who commissioned Bernini to enclose St. Peter’s Square with the colonnade.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

St. Veronica Statue. St. Veronica, according to pious tradition, was the woman who wiped the face of Jesus during the Way of the Cross. The Relics of the Passion, kept in the loggia above, include a scrap of material with the imprint of a bearded man brought from Jerusalem in the crusades, believed to be Veronica’s veil.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

Altar of St. Joseph.

The center altar of the left transept was dedicated to St. Joseph, Mary’s husband, and blessed by Pope John XXIII on March 19, 1963. An ancient sarcophagus on the altar contains the relics of the apostles Simon and Jude Thaddeus. Daily holy mass is offred in th chapel every morning.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

Altar of Transfiguration. One of the most beautiful mosaics in St. Peter’s, this altarpiece is a reproduction of Raphael’s ‘deathbed’ painting, now in the Vatican Museum.

Duration: 3 minutes

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

self exploration of major works of art of Vatican Museums with pre booked skip line timed entrance.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

self exploration with unlimited time to stay in the Chapel

Duration: 30 minutes



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