A highlight-tour through the Vatican City’s famous museums, containing one of the largest and most spectacular art display in the World, including the ancient Roman and Greek statuary collection of the Renaissance popes, Belvedere courtyard, Muse’s rooms, Circular room with Hercules, Greek cross room with Constantine’s sarcophagus, the Gallery of Maps overlooking the Vatican Gardens, Rafael’s rooms and finally Michelangelo’s breathtaking Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.
You will journey through the history and the secret enveloping the Catholic Church and hear the stories of rivalries of the Renaissance artists. Continuing on through the Basilica of St. Peter you’ll marvel at the masterpieces of the Baroque genius Bernini (his Canopy is the largest bronze object in the world) and at the awe-inspiring “Pieta”.
As you walk below the Basilica, through dimly-lit tunnels towards, our tour guide will indicate you the Vatican Grottos the resting place of many popes, and also, independently, there is the chance to stop by the tomb of Pope John Paul II and to reach the outstanding Dome.
* No shorts. Shoulders and knees must be covered for San Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel.
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