Tours / Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Cathedral

Emotional experience inside the Basilica of San Pietro

The tour starts from the obelisk in the center of St. Peter's square, before your eyes the view will open on the splendid facade of the Basilica often described as the largest in the world. Baroque-Renaissance style, the drawing of 1600 by Carlo Maderno, who followed the designs of Michelangelo and the pillars of Bramante.
The dome, recognized as one of the symbols of Rome, was designed by Bramante, then continued by Michelangelo and finished by Giacomo della Porta.
A total immersion in the Renaissance but also in the Baroque with a visit to the Basilica of San Pietro in the Vatican, the most majestic and symbolic of the Christian churches, famous for its dome and its mosaics, it houses the tombs of several popes and especially the Pietà by Michelangelo.
The Piazza del Bernini in front of the Basilica is also majestic. To build it, the architect had to demolish existing buildings, this with a view to welcoming thousands of faithful every day. The elliptical shape of the square symbolizes the universe, and the colonnade that reaches the basilica thanks to the portico indicates the whole of humanity.
Continuing beyond the Colonnade around the walls you reach the entrance to the Vatican Museums, commissioned by Pope Julius II in the 16th century. They house one of the largest collections of works of art in the world, resulting from the accumulation over the centuries of the popes.

Inside you can admire among the most magnificent masterpieces such as the Laocoonte group, the Deposition of the cross by Caravaggio and the San Gerolamo by Leonardo da Vinci, culminating in the spectacular Sistine Chapel, excellence of the Renaissance.

Info

Available days: Everyday from Monday to Saturday

Bookable Starting Time: From 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours

Available Languages:

All, on reservation

Adult rate: The rate depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID. Please insert number of people.

Meeting Point: In front of the obelisk in the centre of St. Peter's square