Spend 4 hours in the Vatican with an official guide!
If you're in love with Renaissance Art, choose this tour to explore in detail the Collections of the Pope, going beyond the Sistine Chapel. (good stamina requested!)
Not only we'll admire masterpieces of Ancient Art and incredible galleries, but in addition we'll visit the apartment of the Pope Giulius II, frescoed by Raphael (Rooms of Raphael), the New Wing or the Art Gallery.
After, we'll continue to the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel: you'll love the detailed story of the ceiling and its deep meaning.
We'll end at the Basilica of St. Peter, the biggest church in the Catholic world.
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the Basilica of St. Peter is a working church, so can close without notice for religious events or security reasons. I'm NOT responsible for this issue, but I'll do my best to provide the tour as described.
Pio-Clementinum Museum (Collection of Roman Statues)
Gallery of Tapestries
Gallery of Geographical Maps
The Rooms of Raphael or the New Wing
ST. Peter's Basilica
Only small backpacks or handbags allowed
no large umbrellas (telescopic umbrellas are OK)
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 Vatican Museums main entrance, 15 minutes walk distance from St.Peter's Square. The address is "Viale Vaticano" (photo #2). I'll be there, standing on a staircase, holding a sign with your name.
End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: We'll end the tour at the exit of the St.Peter's Basilica. You can spend more time inside or leave the site with me. I can point you out a taxi station.
Duration: 4 hours
-This tour is not available on Wednesdays (there is the Papal Audience in the St.Peter's Plaza) and Sundays, and on Catholic festivities.
In case of an unplanned closure of the Basilica of St.Peter we'll visit another section of the Museums.
-From April to October, the Museum welcomes 30.000 visitors per day, so is often very crowded
Choose to start at noon if you want to avoid crowds (or choose the VIP early entrance tour)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EURO - taxi to/from your hotel (if needed)
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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Marissa was able to explain everything we were seeing very well, and helped guide us to the items of most interest amid the thousands that are there. She allowed us to follow our own preferences of where to spend more time, including some of the Borgia rooms recently renovated. The Vatican is quite crowded, so be prepared for that, but having a guide helps make the most of it.