Vatican Highlights Small Group Tour

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Vatican Museums Highlights & Sistine Chapel, with a dedicated guide in a small group with priority tickets. You will visit one of the largest museums in the world, where countless art-works are carefully preserved. Your guide will walk you through the Galleries of Candelabra, the Tapestries and the Maps, as well as the apartment of the Pope Julius II, who called at his service Raphael and Michelangelo in the 1500s. The two artists at the time were rivals and they work next door to each other for the Pope Julius II. You will explore it all, from the painted topographical maps that adorn the ceiling and walls of the Gallery of Maps and the frescoes by Raphael and Michelangelo housed in the Raphael Rooms and in the Sistine Chapel, with its beautiful the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. The tour will have a duration of 3 hours and you will be guided by a licensed professional friendly guide. You tour ends in the Sistine Chapel & you will have some free time to stroll own inside the Museums

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Vatican Museums

Visit the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including the one of the Maps, Tapestries and Candelabra.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Explore the Stanze of Raffaello, part of the apartment of Pope Julius II, where the young Raphael spent many hours decorating the walls of the rooms with beautiful frescoes.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Visit the Borgia rooms, part of the papal apartments painted by Pinturicchio and his scholars.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

The Modern art and contemporary galleries were put together as an homage to Pope Paul VI who, during a homely in the Sistine Chapel underlined the importance of the link between the Church and Art.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Get lost admiring the unique frescoes that decorate the interiors of the Sistine Chapel. Painted by some of the greatest masters of the Renaissance period, the decorative frescoes depict Biblical episodes, such as the Creation of Adam and Eve, and many more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: 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.
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