ST. PETER AND VATICAN MUSEUMS TOUR – ROME GUIDES
ST. PETER AND VATICAN MUSEUMS – ROME GUIDES
With the St. Peter and Vatican Museums Private Tour we will access the Vatican City State, which today represents the pulsating centre of the Catholic Church.
The St. Peter’s Basilica, built in the 4th Century by Constantine over the tomb of the Apostle, was entirely rebuilt in the Renaissance by extraordinary architects such as Bramante and Michelangelo. In the middle of the Baroque period, it was then preceded by an exceptional vestibule: the Bernini’s famous elliptical square, surrounded by the marvellous colonnade.
The Vatican Basilica is not only a religious building, but a real museum, with artistic masterpieces as the Pietà, sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti, the huge bronze canopy designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the incredible amount of mosaics decorating the walls: our Guides will give you the opportunity to discover all these monumental decorations, examining their history and all the details.
You can admire St. Peter’s Basilica, together with the other three major Basilicas of Rome, also during our Main Basilicas Tour.
The Vatican Museums undoubtedly hold a unique in the world collection, spanning from the antiquity of Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman art to contemporary art. Obviously, the extraordinary collection offers many priceless gems, as for example the papal apartment frescoed by Raphael and the famous Sistine Chapel, a stunning place of art and religion, still today the seat of the Conclave for the election of the Pope.
This Guided Tour will allow you to admire a series of artistic jewels of immeasurable value: you will enjoy the feeling to enter in a very special location, that will rest in your spirit as one of the most emotional portions of your Italian holiday. Then, it will be up to you to decide to add other experiences, such as climbing to the top of St. Peter’s Dome, to view an extraordinary panorama of the city from above.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
The lenght of the Tour will be about 3 hours, and will include a visit to the Three Galleries, with an in-depth examination of the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. Then, at the exit, we will proceed to the visit of the Saint Peter’s Basilica.
Extending the visit time to 4 hours, you will also have the opportunity to start the tour visiting the Vatican Painting Gallery, which includes masterpieces by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo and other extraordinary artists.
The Tour does not include the payment of the necessary skip the line tickets for the entrance inside the Vatican Museums. Reservations must be made well in advance, so please contact us with an email to book this tour.
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