Tours in Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Posted By: About Italy on August, 10 2007 in About Italy, Da vedere, Itineraries, Rome
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Are you going to Rome?

The “Eternal City” has infinity faces and so is not very easy decide what e when to visit !!!

Now thanks to you can choose a wide range of tours from Ancient Rome to Christian Rome.

All trip to Rome is not complete until you have visited the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel tour

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Coach Tour:

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Coach Tour starts from Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and follows the ancient Aurelian Walls. You will admire the famous Villa Borghese gardens and the northern gate of the ancient city leading into Piazza del Popolo, where you will see an Egyptian obelisk.
Upon arrival at the Vatican Walls, you can visit the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral stairway and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel, where you can see the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.
The Last Judgement was commissioned by Pope Julius II della Rovere to Michelangiolo to repaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The “Fresco” covers the entire end wall of the Chapel.

But for a truly memorable experience in Rome that will last a lifetime, visit Vatican City and take part to the Audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
The audience takes places in St. Peter Square, St.Peter’s Basilica or the Audience Hall.
But pay attention: the tickets are limited and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend.

Christian Rome tourChristian Rome Tour – Catacombs, Santa Maria Maggiore and Ancient Appian Way

Another mystical experience is explore Christian Rome.

Discovering imperial and early Christian Rome is a strong experience!!!

With these tours you can breathe the air of Ancient Rome throught a trip in the Underground of Rome, going around the crypts, catacombs and underground chambers and pagan.

The tour starts from Esquiline Hill where you can admire the theasure of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and after the Basilica of San Giovanni and The Cathedral of Rome, too.
Next you will see the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and first hinding places for the Christians.

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3 Responses to “Tours in Vatican and Sistine Chapel”

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    I would recommend Santi Quattro Coronati and S Clemente!
    If you haven’t seen it its a must!!