Enjoy an evocative visit through the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums, the most famous complex in the world, where the huge collection of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the popes is exhibited. You will be surprised in front of the beautiful frescos of one of the most famous artistic treasures of the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, whose visit is part of the tour. Finally, visit the magnificent St. Peter Basilica with its marvelous interior.
Starting time 1 30 pm
Duration 3 hours
at 1 15 pm in Piazza della città Leonina , 8 - GLT office
The Vatican Museums are the museum center of the Vatican City, in Rome. Founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, they occupy a large part of the vast Belvedere courtyard and are considered one of the largest art collections in the world, since they exhibit the huge collection of works of art collected over the centuries by the popes: paintings, frescos, sculptures, tapestries, and more.
Every year, more than six and a half million visitors come from all over the world to visit this incredible art collection.
During our tour, with our professional Local Guide, you are going to explore some of the most famous points of attraction of these museums, such as: the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps; the Pio-Clementino Museum, the largest complex of the Vatican Museums, located in the Palazzetto del Belvedere, where you can admire ancient greek and roman sculptures; and of course we cannot miss the marvelous Sistine Chapel, where you will be breathless admiring some of the most famous frescoes in the world, first of all the Last Judgement by Michelangelo, or his beautiful decoration of the vault where he created over 300 figures on over 500 square meters of ceiling representing the stories of the old testament.
Finally, visit the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica with its wonderful decoration; murbles, paintings, frescos, sculptures, and important and famous masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini’s baldachin.
Architectural barriers along the path.
Accessible to strollers.
Bottles, glass, alcoholic drinks, and spay are not allowed inside.
Entrance to churches requires appropriate dress code (no shorts, no miniskirts or uncovered shoulders).
Backpacks, Bags and luggage are not allowed.
Times may be subjected to change for reasons that do not rely on our company (Sunday, religious festivals, Audiences, Special Masses). For this reason we suggest you contact our office to get more information and availability.
Be ready at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.
You will not be able to visit the Basilica on Sunday, on the occasion of religious festivals and religious ceremonies (Audiences, Beatifications, Pope’s masses).