Project Description

Visita guidata Vaticano preapertura

Visiting the Vatican: Early Access

Con la visita guidata al Vaticano prima dell’apertura pubblica, una guida esperta vi accompagnerà alla scoperta dei Musei Vaticani attraversando le gallerie più importanti, della Basilica di San Pietro e della Cappella Sistina, ammirando i capolavori esposti senza la presenza della consueta folla.

Visita ai Musei del Vaticano

This is an early access to the Vatican Museums, Rome’s most iconic attraction, before the public opening! :
Visiting the Vatican with this early access tour is the best way to visit the most highly trafficked museum in the world. Your guide will whisk you through the Vatican Museum, before the public opening, with a crowd-beating ticket. You will admire all the Vatican city masterpieces and the sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo Buonarroti before the crowd arrives, and will enter the Cabinet of the masks, closed to the general public. At the end of the tour, you will not only understand the Vatican but will have energy left for more of the Eternal City.

Vatican Museum

The driver will bring you to the Vatican entrance, where you will meet your private guide. She/he will whisk you through the Vatican’s most important collections, before the public opening. It overflows with masterpieces by many of Italy’s most famous Renaissance and Baroque artists, such as Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, which sits alongside important works from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt.

The Cabinet of Masks

Taking part in this early access Vatican tour, you will enjoy the exclusive opening to the Cabinet of Masks, named after the mosaics inserted in the center of the floor, coming from Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli. Here you can appreciate female statues inspired by masterpieces of ancient Greek art.

Sistine Chapel

You will be among the first visitors reaching the Sistine Chapel. It is part of the official residence of the Pope and serves as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Here you will have time to observe the details of the sublime “Last Judgment” by Michelangelo and the other prodigious frescoes of the master and other notable painters.

St. Peter’s Basilica

This experience includes St. Peter’s Basilica tour. You will skip another line and enter with your guide directly into the world’s largest Church. Admire Michelangelo’s “Pietà” and the other numerous highlights.
On Wednesday morning, the St. Peter’s Basilica visit is not permitted because of the Papal Audience.

Pick up details

Pick up time is 15 minutes to half an hour before the tour starts, according to your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. With a supplement, we will pick you up from other locations.

What’s included in the tour

  • Certified Professional Guide
  • Early access Vatican tour tickets
  • Pick up from Hotel ( drop off is not included )COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).

Duration: 3 Hours


Price: From 74 €


Days of Operations: Every day except for Sundays and Religious Holidays


Starting Time: Departure 07.30 a.m.


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One of the top-rated tourist attractions in the Vatican is St. Peter’s Basilica. But the first Basilica is not the majestic one we see today! Built by Emperor Constantin on the tomb of the Saint, it was consecrated in 329. Would you like to see how it was? Our guide will show it to you in one of the frescoes of the marvelous Raphael’s Rooms.

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