Guided tours of Rome and Italy on the footsteps of the Grand Tour Travellers
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VATICAN MUSEUMS – SISTINE CHAPEL – SAINT PETER BASILICA GUIDED TOUR
HALF DAY VATICAN – WALKING TOUR
The tour starts from Vatican Museums: we enter the Pinecone Courtyard, crossing the collection of greek and roman sculpture, admiring the famous staute of Apollus, the Laocoon and the Belvedere Torso, the statues of animals, the Coffins of St. Helen and St. Constance, the Galleries of Tapestries and the frescoed Maps of all Italy painted in 1585. The Rooms paited by Raphael and his pupils, ending with the amazing Michelangelo’s Sixtine Chapel. Afterward the tour wil lead you inside the highest temple of Christendom: St. Peter’s Basilica. More than a simple church the Basilica, originally build by Emperor Constantine over the tomb of the very first pope, the apostle Peter, was designed by the best italian architects. Its building took more than 150 years, and under a centain point of view is still a “work in progress”. The Pietà by Michelangelo, the Jubilee Gate, Bernini’s main altar, the staircase enlightened by eternal lamps leading to the tomb of Saint Peter designed by Carlo Maderno, the tombs of the Popes made by Bernini, Della Porta, Canova, Thorwaldsen and many others, Michelangelo’s amazing dome and more masterpieces will overhelm you. Ending with a quick view of Saint Angel Castle, and the secret wall connectig with the papal apartment, will give you the complete picture of the headquarter of Roman Catholic Church.
Thanks to the Accreditation Agreement with Vatican Museums for Tour Operators we can provide the entrance booking and the tickets, avoiding the long queues, and skipping the long lines at any time of the day. Send an enquiry now to know the availability, please note that we do need at least five days of advance in order to make the booking and we do request the tickets to be pre-paid.
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