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Rome, Vatican City, Rome Half Day Tours
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  • Availability: All year round
  • Days of operation: Daily except Sundays and religious holidays
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure: 7:15 a.m.

This is an early access to the Vatican Museums, Rome’s most iconic attraction, before the public opening! :

Your guide will whisk you through the Vatican Museums, before the public opening, leading you through all the most important galleries and explaining the masterpieces.

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Vatican Museums

The driver will bring you to the Vatican Museums entrance where you will meet your guide. She/he will whisk you through the Vatican’s most important collections, before the public opening. This site overflows with masterpieces by many of Italy’s most important 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

Enjoy the exclusive access (closed to the general public) to the Cabinet of Masks, named after the mosaics inserted in the centre of the floor coming from Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli. Here you can appreciate female statues inspired by masterpieces of the ancient Greek art.

The 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 important painters.

St Peters Bascilica

Skip st. Peter’s basilica lines 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 tour of the Basilica is not permitted because of the Papal Audience.

What’s included in the tour:

–  Certified Professional Guide
–  Admission tickets to the Vatican museum
–  Pick up from Hotel

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