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! 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. You can opt for ordinary tickets or VIP tickets which, however, can only be purchased in advance and the cost is slightly different. 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
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. You will enter in a very special state, the state of the Holy See, the doors of which would otherwise be closed to you. 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
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. 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. 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.