Vatican Private Guided Tour with official tour guide
A private tour guide will introduce you into a journey through the Vatican Museums, described by Pope Benedict XVI “Via Pulchritudinis”: the route of beauty. The greatest artists of every time will welcome you: Giotto, Botticelli, Perugino, Rapahel, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Bernini.
Through 5 centuries of collections, from the antiquities to the contemporary art, you will comprehend the link between Christianity and culture, divine and human, you will see the glory of Art at the service of Faith. A treasure hunt through 7 km of art...
On a private Vatican Tour with official tour guide you will visit the great masterpieces of every time:
Look up, when Michelangelo started working in the Sistine Chapel, he was 33 years old and he had never painted before...
- Pius Clementime museum: the nucleus of the papal collection, it hosts the greatest sculptures of the Greek and Roman art (Apollo of the Belvedere, Laooconte, Torso of the Belvedere) that inspired the figures of the Sistine Chapel.
- Gallery of the Tapestries: there are some of the best tapestries of the world, woven in Bruxelles copying the drawings of the school of Raphael and originally hung in the Sistine Chapel.
- Gallery of the maps: thanks to the knowledge of the cosmographer/astronomer Egnazio Danti, the 40 maps show to the spectators an image of Italy of the XVI century.
- Rapahel's rooms: the former apartments of pope Julius II and Leo X, are decorated with the frescoes of the young artist, in his capacity to paint into images abstract and universal concepts by giving life, colors and movement to the invisible. In his famous masterpiece “The school of Athens” he portrayed the most prominent artists of the his time (Raphael, Bramante, Michelangelo and Leonardo).
You will enter in the Sistine Chapel, the highest expression of the Italian Renaissance Art.
Here the best painters of the Tuscan-Umbrian school first and then the genius of Michelangelo, painted, like the pictures in a book, the truths of the Holy Scripture with forms of incomparable beauty.
Through the Genesis, the stories of Moses, the life of Jesus to the Last Judgment, you will read a concentrate of theology in images.
Still nowadays the Conclave takes place in the Sistine Chapel where the cardinals vote inspired directly by God... You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church...
After the tour of the Vatican museums, with your guide, you will go to St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world.
Here, the greatest artists ever, created a piece of Paradise, in their effort of glorifying the Catholic church.
Michelangelo built part of the Basilica and designed the dome, later built in only 22 months. Bernini invented the Baroque art for explaining the mysteries of faith.
The Pietà, the Baldacchino, the Cattedra of St. Peter, the tombs of the popes and the 10.000 mq of mosaics make of St. Peter's a museum of its own. The embrace of the church...
You will end the tour in St. Peter's square, worldwide famous for the pope's speeches, in the virtual embrace of the colonnade by Bernini at the presence of 140 statues of Saints all over.
In this candid forest of columns you will not miss a note of colors.. the swiss guards who have been protecting the popes since 1506. Emanuelacontact us
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