Group Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and Vatican Museums

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Combo tour with Basilica of St. Peter's & Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel in half day in a sharing tour. This tour gives you complete overview of the main sights of the Vatican city. Learn from your expert guide about St. Peter's Square and it's colonnade designed by Bernini and step inside the spectacular Basilica built in over 120 years by the best renaissance and baroque artists. Once inside St. Peter's Basilica, your guide will point out the most relevant Italian artworks like: Michelangelo's Pietà and St. Peter's Baldachin, Bernini's sculpture situated in front of the giant niches. From the Basilica you will walk to the Vatican Museums with your dedicated friendly guide and access through the priority line. You will be guided through the highlights of the Vatican Galleries such as the Gallery of Candelabras, Tapestries & the Maps . You will then go to see the Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel with the Creation of the World & the Last Judgement painted by Michelangelo.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Italy Wonders SRLS

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Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave that is within the city of Rome. It was initially planned by Pope Nicholas V and then Pope Julius II to replace the aging Old St. Peter's Basilica, which was built in the 4th century by Roman emperor Constantine the Great.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums display works from the immense collection amassed by the Catholic Church and the papacy throughout the centuries, including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, in Vatican City and the official residence of the pope. Originally known as the Cappella Magna ('Great Chapel'), the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who built it between 1473 and 1481.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vatican City

The Vatican City State, also known simply as the Vatican, became independent from Italy with the Lateran Treaty (1929), and it is a distinct territory under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See, itself a sovereign entity of international law, which maintains the city state's temporal, diplomatic, and spiritual independence.With an area of 49 hectares and a population of about 825,it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

The Pieta of Michelangelo

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Raphael Room with the School of Athens and the Parnassus

Duration: 20 minutes
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