A special experience at the Vatican Museums where you will be surrounded by amazing art rooms, incredible collections and paintings, you will tour in safe hands with an official and friendly guide.
Rome Private Guides offers a special tour led by an official and professional guide, you will feel like being in safe hands while enjoying your guided tour through the Vatican galleries. This tour is a sharing tour up to 22 travellers or less.
Our in-depth Vatican tour is organized on Wednesday morning. It is a tour of 3 hours where your licensed friendly guide will show you the Pinacoteca, the Vatican Galleries, the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel and you will walk out the Galleries of the Library.
You will enter the Vatican Museums with skip the line tickets and priority entrance, escorted by our knowledgeable guide. Once you reach the upper floors of the Vatican, you will enter the famous Pinacoteca where paintings from the 12th to the 19th centuries are preserved. We can certainly mention some of the great painters such as Giotto, Perugino, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and Leonardo Da Vinci. In the Pinacoteca are also preserved the precious tapestries produced in the Flemish country for the Pope Leo X Medici, whose cartoons were projected by Raphael. Those tapestries represent the stories from the life of St. Peter and the St. Paul. In the past centuries they were hung inside the Sistine Chapel.
After this immersive tour in the Pinacoteca, you will continue to the Vatican galleries such as the Gallery of the Candelabra, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps.
The Gallery of the Maps represent Italy and the regions related with the church. Those beautiful maps were projected by a Friar who was a cosmographer and he was called Ignazio Danti. The gallery used to be an open loggia and it was conceived in this way for the Pope Gregory XIII also known as the “Pope of the Gregorian calendar”.
Your amazing experience continues to the Raphael Rooms. Young Raphael painted most of the
the apartment of Pope Julius II. Among the most beautiful paintings we can recall the School of Athens or the Dispute. You will learn stories and anecdotes about Raphael and Michelangelo who were rivals at that time.
Right below it, there is the Borgia Apartment. Once it was property of the Spanish Pope Alexander the VI, whose daughter was Lucrezia Borgia. The Apartment has a spectacular decoration including rooms painted by Pinturicchio.
Your experience culminates inside the Sistine Chapel. Once inside it, its beauty will astonish you. Look up at the Creation of the World represented by the young Michelangelo in the 1508-1512, it will take your breath away! The impressive Last Judgement on the Altar wall will overwhelm you too.
After the Sistine Chapel, you will make your way out through the Galleries of the Vatican Library where precious gifts for the Popes are exhibited and lately discoveries from the excavation are visible.
Visiting the Vatican Museums, it will be like a special journey in another world where beauty, art, faith and peace merge into each other.
Next door to the Cafè Vaticano across the Entrance of the Vatican Museums
Meeting time 9:00 am
Meeting place: Next door to the Cafè Vaticano across the Entrance of the Vatican Museums
Professional License guide for 3 hours
Small group tour up to 22 people