Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica
Join me in discovering the Vatican, the smallest country in the World but the richest in terms of works of art.
The Vatican Museums hosts one of the most important collections of Greek and Roman art, we will see the Belvedere's Apollo and the Laocoon considered as iconic pieces of ancient art. I will tell you about the meaning and insights of Michelangelo's work on the Sistine Chapel, what there is more famous in art? And then we will shed some light into the relationship in between Michelangelo and Raphael, the two genius of the Renaissance.
By skipping the busy entrance lines I will guide you through centuries of art and history sharing with you all of the information that only a local guide with almost 20 years experience can provide you with. Our tour will reach its apex when we will enter St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Church of Christendom.
Vatican Museums Highlights,
and St. Peter's Basilica
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We will meet at the Entrance of the Vatican Museum on Viale Vaticano I will have a sign with your name on it
End Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The tour ends in St. Peter's square
Duration: 3 hours
If requested the tour can be shorten to 3 hours excluding Raphael's rooms, this is advised if there are kids in the party
Upon request the tour can be longer and add more sections of the Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica is a working Church and could be not available for touring if there are ceremonies scheduled.
The Vatican Museums are closed every Sunday and every Catholic Holiday
this is a walking tour
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature
eg snacks, coffee, bottled water, ice cream, souvenirs etc
meal if to be paid in cash other than credit card
souvenirs can be also purchased with credit card
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you walking, I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Back in Rome and Silvia once again took us on another fabulous tour! This time it was the Vatican and Sistine Chapel! This is definitely not an easy tour to navigate with all of the thousands of people that visit each day, but Silvia does it with a smile and grace. She keeps it light and entertaining and is sure to get you a front row wt all of the highlights. She also knows everyone inside and is greeted by all of the guards with a smile! That alone tells you about her character and how awesome she is!