Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica 4 Hours Private Extended Guided Tour with Hotel Pickup
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Rome, Italy
- Product code: RM0002a
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica 4 hours private guided tour with skip-the-line entrances and Hotel Pickup.
Half-Day Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 4 hours
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter’s Basilica.
The tour starts from Vatican Museums: we enter the Pinecone Courtyard, crossing the collection of Greek and Roman sculptures, admiring the famous statue of Apollo, the Laocoon, and the Belvedere Torso, the statues of animals, the Coffins of St. Helen and St. Constance, the Galleries of Tapestries and the frescoed Maps of all Italy painted in 1585. The Rooms
painted by Raphael and his pupils, ending with the amazing Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Afterward, the tour will lead you to the highest temple of Christendom: St. Peter’s Basilica. More than a simple church the Basilica, originally built by Emperor Constantine over the tomb of the very first pope, the apostle Peter, was designed by the best Italian architects. Its construction took more than 150 years, and from a certain point of view is still a “work in progress”. The Pieta by Michelangelo, the Jubilee Gate, Bernini’s main altar, the staircase enlightened by eternal lamps leading to the tomb of Saint Peter designed by Carlo Maderno, the tombs of the Popes made by Bernini, Della Porta, Canova, Thorwaldsen, and many others, Michelangelo’s amazing dome and more masterpieces will overwhelm you. Ending up with a quick view of Castle San Angelo, and the secret wall connecting with the papal apartment will give you the complete picture of the headquarter of the Roman Catholic Church.