Early Morning Vatican Tour

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  • 3 hr

“The Vatican Museum was brilliant. Although it is true that it is pretty crowded. I had to spend more time to squeeze between people than enjoy the art and history" This is one of the thousand reviews of people that visited the Vatican Museum. How about if we let you enter the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel 1 hour before the opening to the public, with a small group of maximum 20 people? Beat the rush during this special, early-morning tour of the Vatican Museums, and enter the world-renowned galleries one hour before the public opening time. A licensed tour guide is awaiting for you to explore in complete peace and rare quiet all the masterpieces of one of the most important art collection in the world.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

Discover the wonders of the Vatican in complete peace by entering 1 hour before the general opening. Avoid the crowd of the peak hours and explore the Vatican museums in a 3 hours tour with an engaging professional guide who will bring you back to the times of masters like Michelangelo and Raphael. This journey in the finest art will take you through the Pinacoteca (picture gallery), which contains the cream of the Vatican’s collection of medieval and Renaissance paintings, the Vatican Galleries, including the one of the Tapestries and the one of the Geographical Maps. 120 meters long, it represents the largest geographical representation ever made. Frescoed on the walls are in fact 40 geographical maps, which depict all of Italy in every detail. seas, rivers, cities and historical episodes. On the vault are instead 51 frescoes representing miraculous episodes linked to the locations below. In short, a sensational visit, and truly unique in its kind. You will then pass through Pope Borgia’s apartment, the Raphael’s rooms, entire rooms painted by Raphael and, of course, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Commissioned by Pope Julius II, this is undoubtedly the most famous work of all the museums, and represents one of the most extraordinary artistic achievements in the world. It is in fact here that Michelangelo gave proof of all his art and his creativity, creating a unique pictorial work, for which he spent more than 5 years, where the artist had to paint more of 300 figures in 5 thousand square meters! The Sistine Chapel is a sacred place, suggestive and extraordinary that deserves to be seen at its best with this early visit.

Duration: 30 minutes
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