Cris Roman Guide - Vatican Tour

 

The Vatican Tour will include the Roman archaeological sector, called the Pio Clementino, the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, the Sistine Chapel, with a reserved exit to St. Peter’s Square and a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. 

 

Time:  3.5 hours

When: daily at 9am and 1pm (NOT on SUNDAY)

No line: direct access to the Vatican museums

Tickets: cost 20 euro/adults, 12 euro/students and under 18. Book your tour with Cristina first, only then Buy the tickets

Other details: special shortcut from the Sistine chapel to the Basilica of St. Peter

 

The Vatican Museums Tour offers miles of historical, artistic and cultural itineraries of great breadth and enormous interest:  from Egyptian art to contemporaneous graffiti, ancient statues, Italian paintings of the last seven hundred years, and even the Pope’s cars.  The Vatican Museums were born as a private collection of the Popes at the end of 500 AD which was then opened to the public in 1932. 

 

Regardless of the route you choose, your visit to the Vatican Museum is going to end in a spectacular way, the grandiose Sistine Chapel, built by Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with the famous fresco painting by Michelangelo. 

 

The Basilica of Saint Peter is the mother church for all the Catholics in the world.  For that reason, it has been and continues to be a primary pilgrimage site for Christians.  It was built by the Emperor Constantine on the top of the tomb of Peter the Apostle, the first Roman Pope. Between 1500 and 1600 AD, it was completely rebuilt by the greatest Italian architects, including Bramante, Rafael, Michelangelo, Maderno, and Bernini.