A three hour group tour of the Vatican, St Peters and the Sistine Chapel with an emphasis on the galleries and religious artwork of the various Vatican museums, most notably the 'Pio-Christian' museum. This official Vatican tour is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and is usually available at 8.45 AM, 9.00 AM and 11.30 AM.
This is an official, Vatican-organised tour that in approximately three hours covers the the Pio-Christian Museum, the Picture Gallery (Pinacoteca), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
"The Museum truly displays a continuous interweaving between Christianity and culture, between faith and art, between the divine and the human" ... (From the Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the staff of the Vatican Museums, 23rd of November 2006).
Once the guided tour is over you are free to remain inside the Vatican complex and continue your individual explorations, should you so desire. Please note that this itinerary is not suitable for those using a wheelchair.
Tour is available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.
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