Founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II, after the acquisition of the statue of the Laocoon and enriched during the centuries by more acquisitions and structural enlargements, the Vatican Museums with over four million of visitors a year are, in fact, among the greatest museums in the world since they display artworks from the grandiose collection built up by the Catholic Church during the centuries. The Museums owns various collections organized by the Popes along is history: the Pinacoteca Art Gallery with masterworks of Raphael, Caravaggio and Leonardo da Vinci among others, the Museo Pio-Clementino with artworks and masterworks from the Roman time among which the Laocoon, the Apollo Belvedere and the sarcophagus of Saint Helen and Saint Costanza and more the Etruscan and the Egyptian collection. The Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps are leading the visitors to the Rooms of Raphael, the private apartments of Pope Julius II were the Artist left few masterworks among which the famous ” School of Athens ” and finally the immense masterwork left by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel a milestone in the western art history.
Vatican City State
Open : 7:30am - 4pm
Free last Sunday of the Month
Schedule ( according with your booking )
- Meet the guide at the meeting point at the given time.
- Rich the site of the visit.
- The visit will begin with the tour guide.
- At the end of the explanations walk to the next site of the program.
- If you have no other visits included this will be the end of the tour.
What You Should Bring
Nothing specific for this visit but bring a photo camera for the pictures.
Is a transportation included in this visit ?
No transportations included. Only if you booked separately .
Is there a dress code for this visit ?
YES with this tour you will visit a church and a chapel where a dress code is requested: shoulders and legs must to be covered, for the legs down to the knees is fine.
Do you need a Transportation ?
If you need a pick up to join us at the tour starting point please let us know.
We can provide you a car or a van transfer service.
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