The Museum of the Pope with the guide Marisa (NO Basilica of St. Peter)
This tour focus on the Vatican Museums only (NO Basilica of St. Peter) and is scheduled at 3 pm, at closing time, when the collections are less crowded.
We can visit the New Wing (finally open to the public after a long restoration), the Art Gallery (where you can admire works of Caravaggio and Giotto) or "Stanze", the apartment of the Pope Giulio II, with famous frescoes of Raphael.
We'll finish at the Sistine Chapel, home of great Masters as Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, famous for the Ceiling of Michelangelo.
St. Peter's Basilica is NOT included in this tour. You can go by yourself in the morning or after our tour, since it's free.
Pius Clementinum Museums
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
Rooms of Raphael or the Art Gallery
Only small backpacks or handbags allowed
Follow the DRESS CODE (women, men and kids)
knees and shoulders must be covered
**Bermuda and Capri pants OK, NO shorts**
If you want to wear sleeveless shirts during the tour is OK, just bring with a scarf to cover your shoulders when requested.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At the main entrance of the Vatican Museums. It's on the north side of the Vatican City, 20 minutes walk from the St.Peter's Plaza The address is "Viale Vaticano" (photo and map in the gallery). I'll be standing at the white gate, at the small staircase, with a folder with your name so you can recognize me
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This tour focus only on the Museums and is scheduled every day at 3pm or 3.30 pm (when the Museum is less crowded).
Another option is Wednesday morning (when St.Peter is closed).
Closed on Sundays and Catholic holidays.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
21 euro - Admission tickets for the Vatican Museums with the skip the line option. (I'll tell you how to book your ticket online)
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I'm a qualified guide of Rome, I'm permitted to guide in English and Italian Language
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology.
If needed, we can take taxi to reach the museum/archaeological site
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Incredible tour of the Vatican museum for our family of two adults and two children (ages 11 and 13). Marisa made it interesting for all of us. She tailored our visit to the parts of the museums that maximized our time and avoided crowds. Her knowledge of the museums and art was obvious and she was great at sharing it in a way that made it so you felt you could ask questions.I would highly recommend her as a tour guide for anything in Rome. She was amazing!!