ANCIENT ROME, VATICAN MUSEUM AND ST. PETER’S
Skip the line – Full day private tour
Morning. The tour starts from the Colosseum. Once, seating up to 70,000 spectators, construction began in 72 A.D. and was finished only 8 years later. Then visit of the Roman Forum, considered the real political – commercial – social –religious center of Rome at the time of the Monarchy and the Republican period. At the center of the Forum, even after 20 centuries, it is possible to walk on the same cobble-stones of the “Via Sacra” (Sacred Way) leading to the Capitol Hill and admiring the remaining of its ancient basilicas, triumphal arches, honorary columns, ancient markets.
Lunch in a typical Italian restaurant (optional).
Afternoon. Visit of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s famous masterpieces. You will learn about other Sistine Chapel painters, Perugino (master of Raphael), Botticelli, Rosselli and Ghirlandaio (master of Michelangelo) and others. Then the tour continues to St Peter’s Basilica to see its awe-inspiring architecture, its mosaics and Michelangelo’s masterpiece “La Pietà”.
(If St. Peter’s Basilica is being used for a religious ceremony or function and entrance is prohibited, the tour will continue outside).
* The entrance to the basilica and Vatican Museums requires appropriate clothing: shorts, miniskirts and uncovered shoulders are not allowed
Season validity: all season
Pick-up: 8.30 – 9.00 am
Tour starts: 9.30 am
Duration: 6 hours walking tour
Departure days: daily, except Sunday and religious holidays.
– 6 hours professional guide
– Vatican Museums skip the line entrance fee
– Pick-up and drop-off at hotel (inside Aurelian Walls)
– lunch in a typical italian restaurant