In a small group, you'll admire ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman sculptures, marvel at Renaissance masterpieces by Michaelangelo and Raphael, and stand in awe of the Vatican's crown jewel: the Sistine Chapel. The morning is the busiest period of the day at the Vatican, so we'll avoid the AM masses by visiting in the late afternoon. Either I or one of my enthusiastic cohosts will provide a comprehensive tour to the Sistine Chapel and the Pope's collection of art, giving fun, relevant, and interesting info along the way. We'll also allow free time for exploration and photos. Following the Sistine Chapel, we'll take the back entrance to St. Peter's, only open to visitors with a licensed guide. This back entrance allows us to skip the huge security lines outside St. Peter's Basilica. St. Peter's is the largest church in the world and the center of religion for Catholics, so we'll make sure to give it the time it deserves. During our visit, we'll go to some of the less-visited side chapels, which include sculptures by Michaelangelo, paintings by Raphael, and even the exposed bodies of deceased Popes. We'll conclude the tour in St. Peter's Basilica, where you'll have an option of exploring its crypts lined with the tombs of many Popes (free to visit), and time for self-exploration.
Originally from the United State I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years! I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but the charm and excitement of the city have kept me here for over a decade. In 2019 I hosted over 8,000 people from Airbnb. Those experiences gave me a great understanding of the importance of your time in Italy, and with that in mind, I aim to provide reliable and professional experiences to visitors from around the world. Along with my officially licensed, English speaking co-hosts, we'll take care of all reservations so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative tour while skipping the long lines. We're also happy to share our tips for Rome's best restaurants, cafes, and hard to find gems! Don't hesitate to contact me for any help planning your trip to Italy!
Skip the Line Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Ticket, Back entrance Skip the Line ticket to St. Peter's Basilica
We'll visit the Vatican Museums, which began as the Pope's private collection of art and sculpture, but now is thankfully shared with the public. The Vatican Museums are filled with ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian art, along with the most impressive collection of Renaissance Italian pieces in the world. Next, we'll go to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica, famous for Michaelangelo's frescos, and for being the election site of Popes
Guest must dress appropriately for the Vatican standards; women must cover their shoulders and knees, men no tank tops.