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Vatican City

You must be ready to visit the Vatican museums and St. Peter’s basilica, it is one of the fundamental moments of a trip to Rome!

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First of all a dress code is required, simple, but to keep in mind, shoulders and knees must be covered. It’s nice to have comfortable shoes because it’s a tour that lasts 3 hours because they are among the great museums of the world and have an extension of over 7 kilometres.

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You can opt for ordinary tickets or VIP tickets which, however, can only be purchased in advance and the cost is slightly different.

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Inside the museums you can enjoy vending machines, coffee, cafeteria, self-service restaurant, positioned in the gardens and bookshops to bring back a souvenir.

Private guided tour of Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel

You will enter in a very special state, the state of the Holy See, the doors of which would otherwise be closed to you.

Booking a private guided tour of the Vatican Museums is not just limited to the famous frescoes by Michelangelo that decorate the chapel where the popes are elected.

We will lead you along the galleries that displays the 126 thousand treasures accumulated by the papacy over the centuries.

Our guided tour offers you the opportunity to focus on the masterpieces of all times, such as the apartment of Pope Julius II decorated by Raphael, that of the sulphurous Pope Borgia, and the famous Roman antiquities, of which just Belvedere’s Apollo would be worth the trip.

Private guided tour at Saint Peter’s basilica

Take advantage of our private guided tour, which lasts 1 hour, to put together the tiles of centuries of history whose traces are engraved on the stone.

With its 218 meters in length, 114 meters in width, the transept that reaches 154 meters, the area of ​​the Basilica of Saint Peter is in itself almost two hectares, without mentioning of the volumes that cannot described you have to experience the majesty of this place in first person!

  The blueprint of the dome, absolutely brilliant, was made by Michelangelo, known to be the greatest sculptor of all the times, the famous painter of the Sistine Chapel but he was also a talented architect and a poet, in two words a genius.

The dome is an architectural wonder with a diameter of 42 meters and a total height of 136 meters, and if you love panoramas and don’t suffer highs, the top can be reached by a staircase (of just 551 steps).

The basilica of Saint-Pierre displays an unimaginable wealth; its marble, its gilded stuccoes, the shining mosaics, the bronze of Bernini’s sumptuous canopy, and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Pietà.

We will tell you how, almost 2 thousand years ago, it all began with a simple tomb, that of the Apostle Peter, continued with a Roman emperor, Constantine, and then Charlemagne, and then Julius II – the pope who dreamed to be Julius Caesar -, and to be continued.

Our itinerary will lead you to admire wonderful masterpieces but we will also visit the crypts where the tombs of the popes are located.

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Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Rated 5 out of 5
01/12/2021

Having Paola guide us was a wonderful way of experiencing the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. She was very professional, warm and her knowledge and passion made many of the painting and sculptures come to live. She was very thorough in her explanation of the Sistine Chapel and catered to my two teenager’s interests. We were fortunate to be able to visit during a quiet time and in such a personal way. Thank you Paola!
Can’t wait to come back and have you guide us again!

Alexandra Mealla

Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Rated 5 out of 5
14/02/2022

Paola made our visit to the Vatican so much more valuable than it would have been without her explaining the background and history of the art pieces. Her English is proficient, and she’s very patient and easy-going. I would not go to the Vatican museums without her guided tour because there’s so much to miss out on if you don’t know the full history.

Laura Kuitunen

Response from Unique Rome Guide

Thank you so much Laura, I hope to see you again in Rome!

Vatican Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
14/02/2022

The tour Paola gave us was lovely. She is super profesional and patient, her english is very good for those who dont speak italian and she explained every single detail very nice in a way that we were able to understand the paintings and the story that was around

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Response from Unique Rome Guide

Grazie mille Elizabeth, I’m happy that you have loved the guided tour.

Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel

Rated 5 out of 5
10/11/2021

Outstanding visit of the Vatican museum due to the unbelievable knowledge of Paula, my guide; we had the privilege of staying alone at Raphael Stanze and with a very small number of people at the Sistine chapel. The discerning remarks of Paula made all the difference!

Luis and Elsa Bento dos Santos

Vatican Museum

Rated 5 out of 5
29/05/2019

My husband and I were so thankful to have Paola as our tour guide for the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The first benefit was walking right past the VERY long line and going directly in with her. The second was that she was absolutely delightful to spend time with. She speaks English fluently but knows her way around every part of Vatican City. Before taking us to the Sistine Chapel she had us sit down in a lovely outdoor area and preview what we would see so that we could fully appreciate that masterpiece. This was invaluable because once you enter the Chapel, talking and photography are forbidden. The route to the Chapel winds through many exhibits and with her PhD in Art History she could offer insights all along the way. It was informative and engaging without being tedious or overwhelming and she adjusted her comments to match our interests. It also became obvious, both in the Museum and the Basilica that she was able to share with us many “behind the scenes” insights that an audio tour never could have. Truly, our time touring with Paola was the highlight of our entire visit to Rome!

Ethel Dowling