Vaticano vip tour
Steps at the entrance of the Vatican museum
55€ per person
Our tour starts in the Cortile Del Belvedere, designed by Bramante in the 1400s. From here, we proceed through a series of rooms, admiring important sculptures of ancient Rome such as the sarcophagus of Scipioni and copies of ancient Greek masterpieces of sculpture. The most famous of these, in the octagonal courtyard, is Laooconte, one of the characters in Homer’s Iliad.
You will then move on to visit the museum of Pio Clementino, full of ancient sculptures of animals and deities. You cross the room of the Geographical Maps, which represents the world as it was known in the 16th century, centred on the territories of the Papal Kingdom. You carry on through the tapestry gallery (sala degli arazzi) which preserves important artefacts from Northern Europe, and the Raphael rooms with exquisite frescoes and collection of papal carriages. The tour ends with visits in the Sistine Chapel containing some of the most famous frescoes by Michelangelo, and Saint Peter’s basilica, the most important Christian church in the world. You can climb up into the dome of Saint Peter, built by Michelangelo, and admire the inside of the basilica from above.
The tour lasts 3 hours.
The tour starts in Via Leone IV nr.6
Access to the Vatican Museums is through a metal detector. It is forbidden to bring large bags and umbrellas in the basilica.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and practical shoes. No heels. Men should wear long trousers and women should have their shoulders covered and skirts or shorts to the knee.
The tour is fully accessible (apart for the dome).