Enjoy the semi-private VIP Vatican early morning tour and see the works Michelangelo, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Girlandaio, Rosselli, Botticelli, and Signorelli before it opens to the general public.
Our expert guide will reveal historical secrets throughout the tour, that will leave you both enlightened and inspired.
•The Art Gallery
•The Octagonal Courtyard
•The Tapestry Gallery
•The Map Gallery
•The St. Peter's Basilica
Skip the line 8:30am semi-private
The Vatican is a small independent state within the city of Rome. It is made up of 110 acres of land and officially divided into two separate and distinct entities- the Holy City and the Vatican City State. The former, dates back to the first century and forms the central government of the Catholic Church under the Bishop of Rome, while the second is simply a territory established in 1929 under the Lateran Treaty. Located on the north side of the Vatican City State are the Vatican Museums, one of the largest private art collections in the world. The space itself is comprised of over 1,200 rooms which have been divided into 54 different galleries, spanning more than 4 thousand years of history. So, choosing what you see and how you spend your time inside can be extremely difficult. Our Vatican tour has been designed to help you make the most of your visit by providing you with a well-rounded, in-depth look into this unique collection. Our guides will take you on a journey through art in Italy explaining the techniques, styles and people behind some of the Vatican's key works. We will help you understand and appreciate what you are looking at while explaining the significance of these pieces and overall influence within the history of art.
Founded over 500 years ago, the Vatican Museums are a labyrinth of fascinating of galleries and palaces, and home to some of the best examples of Renaissance Art in the entire world. This rare collection, built by the popes over many centuries, first opened its doors to the public in 1929. And since then, has become one of the most visited museums in Europe and the entire world. With over 18 individual collections, the Vatican Museums are a symbol of the city's colorful past as well as the essential role the church played in the development of art in Italy. Our Private Vatican Tour has been center of papal treasures with just the right blend of art, architecture and history. Covering everything from Grecian and Roman sculptures to Flemish tapestry-making and of course Michealango's Sistine Chapel. Our guides will explain the history of the church, the development of art through the ages and the people behind some of the most acclaimed artworks in existence.
2.5 hours 8 : 20 am
Meeting point is in Via Germanico 16, 00192 Rome.