This is a 3-hour private walking tour to marvel at the Vatican Galleries, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
You will learn about the meaning of Greek and Roman ancient art, as well as the remarkable works of Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio. Nothing in the world compares to being lead into the ecclesiastical state for a walking tour to discover the art, history and religion of this, the smallest state and country in the world. The entire complex is comprised of the Papal Apartments of the Medieval Apostolic Palace that are decorated with frescoes created during the Renaissance. Experiencing the newly uncovered beauty of the Sistine Chapel and the exhibition rooms of the Apostolic Library are beyond compare as are the
museums themselves.
The Vatican Collections were assembled over the course of many centuries due to the artistic, dynastic and religious ambitions of the popes. They have now grown into a museum complex of unrivalled scope and historical significance.
Your lecturer-guide will help you to form your own opinion about the Candelabras Gallery which was created in 1785 as a continuation of the Pio-Clementine Museum. You will also be able to admire the Dutch Tapestries. They are a unique series of cartoon-like creations that were woven in Brussels by
masters of Raphael's School. You will clearly understand why the Vatican Art Collections were, and still are, the most important in the world. You will also see the stunning Geographical Maps and Raphael Rooms. Then, the glorious moment will arrive when you enter the gloriously restored
Sistine Chapel. Here you will gaze upon Michelangelo's Last Judgement Frescos.
Then, there will be a short walk to St. Peter's Basilica to marvel at Michelangelo's Pietà, Bernini's wonderful Baldacchino, and the beautiful Tombs of the Popes.
Sightseeing will continue on the way back to the hotel.

  Participants information:

tour category: walking tour guide

tour availability : everyday except on Sunday (day off)

tour duration : 3 hours

pick up time: 2.00pm

participants meeting place
: hotel lobby

tour cost: up to 6 people - Euros 180 (up to 10 people - 380)

licensed guide: included with no line at the entrance

Lunch time: none

entrance tickets: not included in the price Euros 14,00 each

attire : no shorts, no miniskirts, no uncovered shoulders

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