Vatican Museums Tour: Classic & Special .

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Tour Number

Activity Level

397582


Categories

Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers if they have a specific interest to develop from the visit .

Friendly: Yes.
It is possible to visit some important areas (Sistine Chapel, Art Gallery, the three " galleries " of statuesque, Tapestries, Geographical maps and the "rooms of Raphael".
Unfortunately, we won't have time to reach the Basilica during the scheduled time for the tour and could be forced to go back to the entrance to give back the wheel chair given by the Vatican admin,)

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

Visit one of the most precious "Temples of Art" . A shrine to be explored strolling through the art of western society .


Collections added by Popes in centuries make of the Museums a unique place on Earth where explorers can get lost, so many are the marvels encountered. Plus, the rush and pushes of most visitors take away the pleasure of stopping to admire and deepen the art.
A slow-pace visit is what I tend to offer for it takes time to feel the work standing in front and my aim is to have you reach that feeling.
This is why I add a few corners such as the Gallery of art, the only place where you can see the great Leonardo's unfinished work, or Caravaggio, or Melozzo da Forlì or the Venetian Bellini. Giants in the history of art because they left to the others the Way and signed forever the Culture.
That's why I enter the Etruscan Museum; so to compare what man could do over 2500 years ago modeling ceramics or melting bronze to create statues.
Raphael is visible inside Giulius II apartment at his maximum value.
But the Greeks are here, with immortal pieces of unbelievable perfection and their "magic" is absolute

Itinerary

Here is a sample of scheduled times :
- 9:00 am meet me at the entrance of the Vatican Museums
- from 9 to 1:00 pm : Art Gallery ( Pinacoteca ) to inspect most important paints collected in centuries by Popes .
Public sector of Vatican gardens to explain the Sistine Chapel from big boards ( Vatican policy).
Pigna Courtyard ; Octagonal Courtyard ; Pio-Clementino Museum ; Gregorian-Etruscan Museum ;
three galleries ( Candelabra , Tapestries and Geografical maps ) ; Rooms of Raphael ; Sistine Chapel .
Some 10/15 minutes on the go for washrooms and short break .
- from 1to 1:30 pm the visit inside the Basilica reacheable from the Sistine Ch. by a short inner cut .
- tour will end in St Peter's square .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour starts at the entrance of the Museums at the reservation time . I will have a sign with your name to be recognized .

End location: I will leave you in St. Peter's square at the exit from the Basilica .

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

If you have less time available, this can be shortened to 3 hours.

Transportation

Walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: My guided service for the time scheduled (4h30 min)

Ear phone system if more then 5 people

Entrance fees and reservation to skip the line. Last minute bookings might risk the allowance inside, due to the impressive amount of visitors every day! Book in time.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Eur - For cabs transportation and some possible extra on the go .

What’s Extra

Other: Transportation to the entrance of the Museums.

If requested I can customize the tour adding private transportation from any place reachable. Otherways the Museums can be reached by any public mean such as cabs, metro, buses etc.

A Recent Review of this tour

Luigi is a fun, personable guide who has extensive knowledge of art history and the history of Rome. It was delightful to spend the morning touring the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica with him. He also communicated well with us prior to our visit so that it was easy to find him at the museum.
Angie Siwek

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  • Tour Number

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    397582


    Categories

    Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers if they have a specific interest to develop from the visit .

    Friendly: Yes.
    It is possible to visit some important areas (Sistine Chapel, Art Gallery, the three " galleries " of statuesque, Tapestries, Geographical maps and the "rooms of Raphael".
    Unfortunately, we won't have time to reach the Basilica during the scheduled time for the tour and could be forced to go back to the entrance to give back the wheel chair given by the Vatican admin,)

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

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    Italian (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

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