- Sistine Chapel
- Vatican Museums
- St. Peter's Basilica
- Skip-the-line tickets
- 4 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
After, we will make the trek over to the Vatican Palace, discussing papal history as we start on the ‘percoso classico’, the path to some of the world’s most famous ancient and Renaissance paintings and sculptures. Along the way we’ll make a number of stops, including the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and either the Raphael Rooms or the Pinacoteca, connecting the dots between the history and aesthetic significance of these masterpieces as we walk.
Our last stop will be St. Peter’s Basilica, where we’ll gaze upon the profound beauty of Michelangelo’s Pietà and survey the church’s celebrated architectural features, before heading out to St. Peter’s Square for a peek at the Swiss Guards.
Do people with disabilities pay to enter the Vatican?
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
While it is possible to visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in a wheelchair, there is no wheelchair access from the Sistine Chapel to St Peter's Basilica. If you use a wheelchair, please contact us to discuss alternate options.
Rossella, originally from Rome, holds a history of art degree from the University of Rome, and a Master's in conservation and cultural management from the University of Siena. She has worked as a researcher, historian and conservator at a number of prestigious institutions around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In addition to English and Italian, Rossella speaks fluently Spanish and Portuguese. Her interests encompass Restoration to medieval illumination to the effects of time on patina.
Roberta is an art historian and art critic with a degree in Art History from the Sapienza University of Rome and a postgraduate degree from the School of Specialization in Archaeology and Art History at the University of Siena. As an independent curator and journalist, she curates art exhibitions in Italy and abroad. She also collaborates with several publishers including Electa, Mondadori, Poligrafico dello Stato, Editalia, and Rizzoli. Additionally, she is an author of a growing number of books and articles about the art and the history of Rome, Italian art, contemporary art and the history of American art. Through her positions as President of the EOS Cultural Association and a licensed Roman tour guide, she promotes art history and culture in the city of Rome.
Tiziana holds an MA in Medieval and Renaissance Art from the Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD in Art History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, US. Over the past five years she has conducted extensive research on architectural and religious history in Greece and Cyprus. She has also worked as an intern in the Cleveland Museum of Art and in the Youth Educational Center of the Hermitage. She currently works as Didactic Operator in the Vatican, teaches history at the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute, and occasionally travels to Finland to teach at the Nordic School. As a docent at Context, she likes working with kids and families and enjoys transmitting her enthusiasm and knowledge about Rome's cultural sites while encouraging active learning.
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