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Sunrise Vatican Private Tour

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  • Private Tour
  • Skip the line
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 3 hr

Beat the crowds and choose and Early Vatican entrance to maximize your tour time! Meet your private driver at your hotel for a comfortable transfer one way to Vatican Museums, where you will join your expert guide. This 3 hours private tour is the perfect occasion for you to explore one of the biggest art collections in the world, before the opening to the general crowds at 9 AM. During this charming tour, you will visit not only the Vatican Museums, but you will delve into the secrets and anecdotes behind the masterpieces by Italian most renowned artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo and many more! Take in the beauty of Sistine Chapel ceiling and the impressive Last Judgement. Continue to St. Peter Basilica and explore the both its inside and outside part. St. Peter was designed to give a sense of acceptance to its visitors, and this is the reason why the white Colonnade seem to embrace everyone walking in.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums

The first part of this tour will be focused on the Vatican Museums and Upper Galleries, including one of the Maps, Tapestries, and Candelabra. In the rooms, you will have the opportunity to admire many Roman statues discovered during the excavations and many spectacular painted rooms.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Then, you will enter the Raphael Rooms, which were part of Pope Julius II's apartments. Here, while the young Raphael was painting the Room of the “Signatura”, Michelangelo was painting the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The two artists were a rivalry but Raphael will recognize the talent of Michelangelo in the “School of Athens”, you will see also the Parnassus and the Dispute over the Sacrament.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

After having admired the Raphael Rooms, you will move to the Borgia Rooms. These rooms, which were commissioned by the Spanish Pope Alexander VI Borgia and painted by Pinturicchio, are inside the oldest section of the Apostolic Palace.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Finally, you will arrive in the Modern and Contemporary Galleries, created thanks to the several donations in honor of Pope Paul VI that during a special Speech inside the Sistine Chapel he called back to the Church the modern and contemporary artists recreating the link between art and church. Many donations arrived from the United States and other countries. In fact, among the many famous artists, you will notice Matisse, Chagall, Dalì, Bacon.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

After the visit to the Vatican Museums, you will access the Sistine Chapel. Here you will be hit by the amazing view of Michelangelo's frescoes: the Creation of the World on the ceiling and the Last Judgment on the wall behind the altar of the chapel

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica

Finally, yo.u will enter the amazing St. Peter's Basilica, where you will admire its internal structure and many beautiful works of art. Among the many, you will be able to appreciate Michelangelo's Pietà and the Bernini's Baldacchino.

Duration: 30 minutes