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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

Visite des musée du Vatican

Rated 5 out of 5
23/07/2022

Merci Paola pour cette visite érudite ! Vous avez su nous captiver et nous faire découvrir le musée du Vatican mieux que nul autre guide.

Antoine

A Must-do Tour in Rome

Rated 5 out of 5
22/07/2022

For this tour, my group had Paola, who also happens to be an art historian. Our tour was incredibly informative, engaging, and fun. Paola was one of the most knowledgeable and may I add funny guides we had. She knew her stuff and never hesitated to add extra details that really engaged our group. We felt like celebrities walking through the Vatican museum when we got to go into places that others didn’t have access to. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide and experience. This is a must-do in Rome and a big thanks to Paola for being part of that experience!
Don’t hesitate to book this tour!

Nicole Phelps

Great experience

Rated 5 out of 5
20/06/2022

We enjoyed a great morning learning all about The Vatican City. Paola was a fantastic teacher. She made sure that we understood every little detail about the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter’s Basilica. At the end of the tour we were all very knowledgeable about Vatican City. We had an amazing time learning and listening to Paola. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide.

Natalia, Sabina and Patrick

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!