Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. A private visit of the Masterpieces of Raphael, Michelangelo and Bernini

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Tour Number

Activity Level

58642


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
To get to the Sistine Chapel there is an easy way for people with walking disabilities, but of course this means not seeing other parts of the museum and St. Peter's

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Enjoy the Masterpieces of the main Italian Renaissance artists


A half day at the Vatican is a three/three and a half hours tour. I'll meet you accross the entrance of the Vatican Museums (Viale Vaticano, by the Caffè Vaticano) holding a sign with your name.
The Vatican requires modest attire and no back-packs inside. We'll also have to pass through Metal Detectors.
Later we'll exit by St Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic Church in the world.
We'll see and enjoy the major works of art: the Painting Gallery, with works of Giotto, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Raphael. Raphael's Rooms (once the private apartment s of Pope Giulio II) and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's, Botticelli and many other top artists' immortal frescoes. In St. Peter's the masterpieces of Michelangelo (Pieta) and Gianlorenzo Bernini (Twisting bronze columns and the amazing Colomnade). By the end upon request we can visit also the Treasury (ticket not included) which contains notable pieces including the monument to Sixtus IV (1471-1484).

Itinerary

A half day at the Vatican is a three/three and a half hours tour. I'll meet you accross the entrance of the Vatican Museums (Viale Vaticano, by the Caffè Vaticano) holding a sign with your name.
The Vatican requires modest attire and no back-packs inside. We'll also have to pass through Metal Detectors.
Later we'll exit by St Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic Church in the world.
We'll see and enjoy the major works of art: the Painting Gallery, with works of Giotto, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Raphael. Raphael's Rooms (once the private apartment s of Pope Giulio II) and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's, Botticelli and many other top artists' immortal frescoes. In St. Peter's the masterpieces of Michelangelo (Pieta) and Gianlorenzo Bernini (Twisting bronze columns and the amazing Colomnade). By the end upon request we can visit also the Treasury (ticket not included) which contains notable pieces including the monument to Sixtus IV (1471-1484).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside Caffè Vaticano, viale Vaticano 100, accross the entrance of the Vatican Museums.

End location: Tour ends at St.Peter's Square. I will give you directions on how to use public transportaion ,taxis, etc.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

THIS IS A WALKING TOUR. NO PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: * Skip the line reservation to the Vatican Museums at no additional charge
** My services as your professional, licensed tour guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euro - * Refund of skiptheline tickets
** Coffee or soft drink

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: * Skiptheline ENTRANCE FEES can be booked directly by travelers or asked to the guide but if asked to the guide then they ARE NOT REFUNDABLE and should be paid cash
* * V.I.P. Early entrance at 07:15 am before the museums get crowded extra 60 euro per person including American Breakfast. Please note that guides can enter only at 08:00 am, that is after visitors finish their breakfast.
* ** Meals
* *** Souvenirs
***** Visit of Saint Angel Castle (two additional hours, ask for detailed info)
****** Entrance to the Treasury of St. Peter's (which contains notable pieces including the monument to Sixtus IV (1471-1484), a work by Antonio del Pollaiolo and the "tiara" (crown ) of the XVIII century used to dress up the statue of St. Peter's on St. Peter's day. The sarcophagus was commissioned by Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later to become Pope Julius II).

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Sergio was recommended by friends who used his services. We were very pleased with the tour. Besides being quite knowledgeable, his tour was well organized & the information presented in a manner which was easily absorbed. He is also pleasure to spend time with.
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