Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica Small Group Guided Tour

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  • 3 hr

Fill your visit to the Vatican with extra meaning, history and interesting facts with an expert guide on an intimate small-group tour of up to 12 people only. Step inside the most important galleries and rooms, such as the Gallery of the Maps, Pio-Clementino Museum to discover the world's most significant collection of art. This tour lets you into the secrets of the art works, following the intriguing history of the state of the Holy See, revealing the background stories about its great treasures. Admission is included and will allow you to enter the Vatican without having to wait in a long line at the entrance.

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

The museum displays cover a good 7 km however and it’s said that if you were to dedicate just one minute to each exhibit it would take 12 years to see the whole collection! Join our tour to follow a selective route covering the most significant events in the history of the Vatican and taking in key exhibits such as Sistine Chapel, the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabras, the Pinecone Courtyard and other. Hear the fascinating story of the state of the Holy See, where the conclave is held to elect a new pope and the meaning of the name of the head of the Vatican. Discover the history and distinguishing features of works by Italian geniuses Raphael, Pinturicchio, Perugino and Botticelli, among others; the meaning of the divine frescoes by Michelangelo "Separation of Light from Darkness", "Creation of the Sun, Moon and Plants", "Separation of Land and Water” and "Creation of Fish and Birds".

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo's celebrated masterpiece, and part of the cultural deposit for all mankind. The ceiling of the chapel portrays the creation of Adam and includes paintings of the Last Judgment while wall frescoes depict the life of Moses and Christ.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

You will visit the most majestic and sumptuous basilica of the Catholic Church and you will see Michelangelo’s Pieta’, one of the most beautiful sculptures in the history of art, and the sculptor’s only signed work.

Duration: 30 minutes
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