Afternoon tour at the Vatican Museums (less crowds)
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. At the end of the tour I can escort you at the Basilica where you'll continue the visit by yourself
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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At Vatican Museums main entrance, 15 minutes walk distance from St.Peter's Square. The address is "Viale Vaticano"
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi.
End location: At the exit of the Vatican Museums or (if you prefer to continue the visit) in the Sistine Chapel
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This tour focus only on the Museums and is scheduled every day at 3pm (when the Museum is less crowded).
Another option is Wednesday morning (when St.Peter is closed).
Closed on Sundays and Catholic holidays.
-tour with a certified tourist guide of the Vatican City
-customization of the itinerary
Estimated Local Cash Needed
21 euro - Admission tickets for the Vatican Museums with the skip the line option
- admission tickets (20€ a head)
- transportation from/to your hotel
IMPORTANT: (groups of 6 persons or more)
In the Vatican City is suggested the use of radio trasmission system for groups of 6 and more.
Our tour could be delayed by the pick up/restitution of those radios.
There are extra costs (1.50€ a head)
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Marisa is very knowledgeable and passionate about the history and treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Basilica. Any traveler interested in art and history should choose Marisa as your guide. She accommodates your interests and pace.