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Skip the line and join us on this complete tour of the Museums, venturing into the wonders of Vatican collection and admiring the masterpieces of St. Peter’s Basilica. This tour will cover all of the most important Vatican must-see art and architecture, and all in a day. The best thing is that you will join a small size group, i. e. up to 8 people.
The Vatican Museums offer a beautiful art collection that is unique in the world. In just a few square metres you can admire ancient art, oil paintings and frescoes from different periods. The art collection was founded by Pope Julius II and from then on (i. e. since the Italian Rinascimento) it was enlarged. At present the route is about 14 km long and there are 2000 exhibition rooms, some of which house works of art that are famous all over the world, such as the “Torso del Belvedere”, the “; Apoxuomenos”, the Laocoon and the beautiful maps of the upper galleries.
Here you will admire Michelangelo’s immense work in a vision of 1200 square meters with a rapturous look. You will see the impressive vaulted frescoes with scenes from Genesis and the amazing frescoes of the Last Judgement.
The history of Rome’s churches has been closely linked to the city for centuries. It had not only a religious, but also a social and artistic role. Similar to small museums, they house masterpieces of medieval, Renaissance and baroque art. Certainly St. Peter’s is one of the basilicas richest in art. Visiting the Basilica is a great opportunity to discover the many works of the Eternal City. The Baroque church structure, the sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the Pietà carved by Michelangelo are all true artistic monuments and our tour of St. Peter’s is an exciting walk in the footsteps of the most important protagonists of art history. Our tour of the Basilica begins at Michelangelo’s Pietà Chapel to admire the work of the old master. Afterwards our way leads to the centre of the church, where the magnificent ciborium, the altar bathroof by Berini, rises up. After a detailed description of this part of the church (dome, high altar and other works of art by Bernini) we visit St. Peter’s Square to discover its secrets.