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Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark

Tripoto
14th Jan 2014

Inside the St. Peter's Basilica

Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino

Sistine Chapel

Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino

Vatican Museums

Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino

Catching a Glimpse of the Pope

Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino

St. Peter's Square

Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino
Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino
Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino

Spiral Staircase leading into the museums

Photo of Divine Rome: Walking Through Vatican City Landmark by Eva Polino

Rome has beckoned travelers from afar for quite a few decades now. Some might call it mainstream, expensive, luxurious but very few travelers can wind their way away from this enchanting capital. Rome is the 11th most visited city in the world and 3rd most visited in Europe. If Italy represents romance, Rome stands for intimacy. Intimacy between its glorious past and urban present. Intimacy between its spellbinding art and inspiring culture. There can't be any itinerary, any trip, any travel attempt that can claim to have seen all aspects of Rome. There is always more to Rome, and no matter how many trips you take there will always be more to Rome. Needless to say that Rome receives millions of tourists each year.

Roman history dates back to more than two and a half thousand years, which is why very often poets and writers refer to this city as "The Eternal City". The beauty and life in this city is truly eternal. Rome is iconic for a lot of reasons. With a long and rich history, it is the birthplace of Western Civilization. Slowly, it grew to become the capital of the Papal state by the 1st century AD and later came under the influence of the Italian Renaissance and become one of the major centers of art and architecture in the world. Rome houses works of the famous Michelangelo and its streets and adorned with Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Along with its art, Rome's archaeological sites are in abundance. With numerous museums, historic buildings and monuments, Rome is an archaeological hub of the world. Under the influence of the Renaissance, Rome developed some great Frescoes, Paintings, sculptures and architecture. 

A fine display of Renaissance art and architecture resides inside Vatican City. Vatican city offers not only a divine window but also provides a glimpse of masterpieces amidst its walls. Accompanied by your guide, you will enjoy an intimate, personalised tour of the Vatican Museums, which were originally meant for the sole enjoyment of the Pope. This lavish, intricate labyrinth is made up of 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles. In fact, it is said that if you spent 60 seconds looking at every item, it would take you 12 years to see everything!

In your walking tour, you'll discover the beauty and secrets hidden within the masterpieces lining these rooms. A highlight of the private tour of the Vatican Museums is experiencing Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander through the suggestive Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, the Piety, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your private walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.

Highlights:

  • Skip the long queues to see the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  • Use your complimentary headset to learn fascinating history about the artworks
  • Stand before some of the most important sights in all of Vatican City
  • Marvel at the artwork of masters like Michelangelo and Raphael

The duration of the Tour will be about 3 hours, and it will include a visit to the Galleries of the Candelabras, Tapestries and Geographical Maps, with a specific focus on Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.Extending the time with an additional hour, it will be possible to visit the Vatican Pinacoteca too, the extraordinary gallery of paintings which includes masterpieces painted by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo and Melozzo da Forlì.

The Tour does not include entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums. (€. 20.00 per person)

We can buy for you the tickets after your booking (and pay the tickets cost cash to guide)

The price is Up to 12 pax 

book 10 days in advance

document of participants are requests from Vatican State

over 12 pax extra cost 5 euro per additional person

 

Duration:

3 or 5 hours

The museums inside the Vatican are home to some of the most envied and treasured Renaissance paintings and sculptures. The various museums and the 64 galleries within the Vatican envisage the works of various artists throughout the century. The museums are more than 500 years old, having being founded in the early 16th century. Not only thousands, but millions of tourists visit these museums each year. Earlier kept only for the Pope to cherish, these museums have been opened to the general public to awe at the glory and beauty of Renaissance art. The Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo is the most renowned piece of Renaissance Art across the world. Apart form that Stanza Della Segnatura by Raphael is also quite popular. A peek into the culture and the epitome of art in the ancient era of Rome.
Photo of Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Italy by Eva Polino
The Sistine Chapel is the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. It's famed ceiling painted by Michelangelo is the most renowned piece of Renaissance Art across the world. "The Last Judgement" painted by the great artists is what brings art lovers and curious minds together to praise and absorb this beautiful creation. Apart from that, it has numerous frescoes by a team of Renaissance painters like Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio etc. Sistine Chapel is a highlight of Vatican City and definitely cannot be missed.
Photo of Sistine Chapel, Viale Vaticano, Vatican City by Eva Polino
If there had to be one example to sum up the fury of artistic spirit during the Renaissance it would definitely be the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Rome. This is the largest church ever built in Rome and is built on the crucifiction spot of the first Pope St. Peter. A lot of famous minds worked on this masterpiece namely, Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael, Bramante, and Peruzzietc. Built in style with Renaissance as well as Baroque architecture, this church was built during the peak of the Renaissance in Italy. Since it is one of the holiest places for Christians all over the world, this place is flocked with devout Christians and inspired travelers soaking the wonder of art. Basilica is not to be missed, it is one of the greatest buildings of its time!
Photo of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City by Eva Polino
The St. Peter's square where thousands await to catch a glimpse of the Pope is the perfect place to end this tour. This huge plaza right outside the St. Peters' Basilica is the center for a lot of activities in the Vatican. In the middle of it is the four-thousand-year-old Egyptian obelisk designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. There is also a beautiful granite fountain designed by Bernini to look forward to here.
Photo of St Peter's Square, Vatican City by Eva Polino
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