Places to stay near Vatican Museums
Reviews of Vatican Museums • 6
I chose an early morning, self-guided, Skip the Line tour as mornings see relatively less crowd (the crowd is never lean here) and self-guided as I wanted to explore the place at my pace. Do not forget the Skip the Line part as these tours will save plenty of time. You may take audio guides inside the museums.
This is one of the chief places of interest, which lets you see museums that is built on 16th century over five hectares of land. There are multiple highlights and you need to spend hours to just gaze at them. Ride to the location using your personalized vehicle and consider taking a guide.
Vatican Museum (Place of renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world) Vatican Church (holding a unique position in the Christian world: A beautiful sculptures built by Bernini, Tombs of popes, One of the largest in the worldcastle Sant'Angelo ( Castle of Holy angel ) Roman Forum (Ruins of important govt. buildings of roman era: Market place)Colosseum (Simply I say watch Gladiator).Palatine Hill ( Center most Sevel Hills of the Rome)Pantheon ( Most preserved and influential building with a so called angel holeCapitolini museums (Group of Archaeological Museums )Galleria BorgheseFontana Di Trevi (The beautiful Trevi Fountain)
When in Rome , know its history. Vatican Museums display some of the most revered classical sculptures and masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. It sure takes a lot of time to be bedazzled by the glorious artefacts and sculptures inside these marvellous structures.
If the term 'rich' can be attributed to museums, it probably is because of the existence of the Vatican Museums. Home to the greatest collection of art in the world, the Vatican Museums, founded by the 16th Century Pope Julius II and expanded by his successors, are gold mines in their own right. The exhibits that include several galleries (about 50), halls and three courtyards, extend up to 7 kilometres and house several works of Michelangelo and Raphael. The displays range from the most exquisite paintings to ceiling frescoes inside the Sistine Chapel and even Egyptian mummies. Getting There: Entry to the Vatican Museums comes for about 16 Euros and after a lot of frisking courtesy the security, you are handed your audio guides which come for a price of 7 Euros and are highly recommended. The queues can be long so book your tickets online if you are in a hurry. The museums are open from 9am to 6pm with 4pm being the last admission. Additionally, entry is free on the last Sunday of the month. As previously stated, there are several galleries to see in the museums and there is only one direction that everybody follows so do not be intimidated, you will not get lost. You could take the Metro to 'Ottaviano-San Pietro' which is on the A Line of the Rome Metropolitan and your journey to the Vatican and back should cost you 3 Euros. Beware of pickpockets. The museums are located 900 metres from the station and noon is the best time to visit.
The museums boast one of the world's greatest art collections. They're a gigantic repository of treasures from antiquity and the Renaissance, all housed in a labyrinthine series of lavishly adorned palaces, apartments, and galleries leading you to the real gem: the Sistine Chapel.