Guided tour of the Sistine Chapel
Our visit will begin from the Vatican Museums, a collection of works that the various Popes have increasingly enriched over the course of their pontificates, to the point of making it probably the largest and most complete in the world, both in quantity and quality.
Once inside, we will visit the Cortile de La Pigna; the Gallery of the Tapestries, and that of the Geographic Maps, after a few steps we will be in front of one of the largest existing paintings, the Sistine Chapel, commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471, as a private chapel for the popes and place of conclave for elect the new pontiff.
On the walls the paintings by Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli, the best artists of the Renaissance. The chapel is famous for Michelangelo’s frescoes: the vault with scenes from Genesis and the back wall with the Last Judgment.
We will visit the Basilica, where there is the famous Bernini’s Baldacchino and obviously Michelangelo’s Pietà as well as the funeral monuments of the various Popes whose tombs were built in the Vatican Grottoes, including that of Pope John Paul II.
Our visit will end in St. Peter’s Square after an exhaustive explanation.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Rome, Via Santamaura 28, Roma 00192|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 1/2 hour before the start.|
For entry to the Basilicas, visitors in shorts, miniskirts and bare shoulders are not allowed.
Closing days of the Vatican Museums: 1 and 6 January – 11 February – 2 April – 1 May – 29 June – 14 and 15 August – 1 November – 8 to 25 and 26 December
It is not possible to visit the Basilica during religious ceremonies and on holidays, (Papal audiences, Beatification, Masses of His Holiness)
For people with walking difficulties The group tour is not recommended it is advisable to book a private tour instead.