Visiting the Vatican with children? Our Vatican Tour for Kids will keep them engaged and amazed by the incredible Vatican collection—despite all the crowds. In this three-hour tour, we'll explore the treasures of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica—following roughly the same itinerary as our standard Vatican Tour—in the company of a family art historian. Using interactive activities, we'll keep kids (and their lucky parents) focused on these world-famous artworks, from Raphael's frescoes and the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Pietà and Bernini’s Baldacchino.
- Vatican Museums
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter's Basilica (currently not possible to visit during this tour)
- 3 Hours with a family-friendly PhD or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line tickets into the Vatican
Looking for an adult approach to seeing the Vatican? See our Arte Vaticana Tour or our Vatican Highlights Tour
Cecilia is an art historian and a native Roman with a Master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance art from the Sapienza University of Rome. Although her specialty is painting and decorative arts, she has a broad knowledge of the history of Rome and a personal passion for ancient history, which she shares on many antiquity-themed itineraries. Cecilia has worked actively in the past as a lecturer, teacher, and curator of exhibitions. She had been a staff member of the didactive service of the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Doria Pamphili and the Galleria Colonna where she still frequently consults. As a licensed guide for Rome and Florence and with a specialized teaching degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in leading highly-qualified tours.
Patrizia holds a Master's degree in Medieval Archaeology and has studied at the Vatican and at the University of Aix-en-Provence. Her experience excavating in Rome is extensive, including major work at the Crypta Balbi in the 1990s, arguably the most significant archaeological excavation in central Rome in the last century. She worked for FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (Italian National Trust) as Rome's cultural attache for over 20 years. Patrizia is the author of the guidebook to Villa Gregoriana (Tivoli). She is an accomplished teacher and guide whose knowledge of (and passion for) the city of Rome is boundless.
Vannella earned her Master's in art history from the Sapienza University of Rome, with a special focus on teaching. She is an accomplished lecturer and teacher, and has been organizing on-site learning and tours in Rome for nearly thirty years. Vannella is an official guide for the Vatican Museums and has worked in such Roman museums as the Borghese Gallery, Castel S. Angelo, Galleria Colonna, and Galleria Doria Pamphili.
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