This tour is the best solution for those who want to visit the Vatican Museums without crowd & daytime heat. We chosen the best route for you to visit, with our passionate guide, in a sharing group, the highlights of the Vatican galleries such as the Courtyard with the Laocoon, Apollo, Muses Room with the "Torso" & the Round Room, recreated like the ancient Pantheon, with the huge porphyry Nero's bathtub & roman statues inside the niches.The itinerary includes of course the Raphael's Rooms where Raphael painted the "School of Athens"and the Sistine Chapel with the Michelangelo's spectacular frescoes.Thanks to our storytelling guide you will also discover stories and anecdotes on the characters represented in the frescoes painted by Raphael & Michelangelo. This is a small group tour with average 18 participants up to 20 people; personal headsets will be provided to enable a better listening to our guide. Have your camera ready to discover the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City, LazioYour tour starts from the Cortile della Pigna where you will admire the 4 meters long sculpture in the vatican Museum. You will proceed your tour in the Octagonal CourtDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioOnce you have visited the Octagonal Court you will proceed to the Hall of Animals and Hall of the MusesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioThe tour continues to the Round Hall. This hall was build in the 1779 by Michelangelo Simonetti imitating the Pantheon and has on its center a large red porphyry basin which has a circumference of 13 metres.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioAfter visiting the Round Hall you will enter the Upper Gallries of the Vatican Museum where you will visit Galleries of the Candelabra, the Tapestries and the Geographical Maps Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioYou will see the Laocoon, the Apollo and the Torso marble statues during the Vatican galleries tour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Stanze di Raffaello, Vatican City, LazioVisit of the Raphael Rooms, once the apartment of the Pope Julius II where Raphael painted the School of Athens while Michelangelo was painting the Ceiling of the Sistine ChapelDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, LazioYou will visit also the Borgia Rooms. The apartment was painted by Pinturicchio and his school and it was commissioned by the spanish Pope Alexander VI Borgia. They are inside the oldest section of the Apostolic Palace. You will see the main rooms of it that preserves also part of the art works from modern and contemporary art. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, LazioEvening access inside the Sistine Chapel to discover Michelangelo's Last Judgement and the Creation of the World. Duration: 30 minutes