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Skip the Line Vatican and Sistine Chapel Semi Private or Private Tour
"Small group - Experience Vatican City and see the most popular historical masterpieces and locales it has to offer human civilization. Your 3 hour group expedition starts at the Vatican Museums where you will be exposed to a plethora of Roman art from 3 artistic styles: Baroque Renaissance and Medieval. In turn you will also see ancient Roman sculptures mosaics and art-craft. Don’t worry our expert guides will explain over 2000 years of Roman history along the way. From there we move to our next location…Enter the hidden Raphael Rooms
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Small-Group Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
"Begin your tour by exchanging introductions with your guide and group at the meeting point on Viale Vaticano. Then head to the Vatican where your skip the line tickets will get you immediate entry. Follow your professional guide as they lead you through one of the most incredible architectural structures in Rome. See the upper galleries as well as the Papal apartment as you walk through painted years ago by the great Michelangelo. Admire ancient sculptures and masterpieces such as Apollus Laocoon and Belvedere Torso. The tour will be an evolving journey through art and history ending with the imposing architecture of the Basilica and the amazing artworks by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
From EUR70.00
 
Small-Group Rome and Vatican City in a Day with Skip the Line Access
"Morning Tour: The Colosseum and the Gems of RomeAfter meeting your guide at the designated meeting point you'll step into the shoes of the famous gladiators Commodus and Spartacus and prominent leaders Julius Caesar and Augustus in this first 3-hour skip-the-line tour. Place yourself in the center of a large arena with over 60000 chanting spectators ready to watch you in all your glory. Welcome to the Colosseum. This iconic symbol of Imperial Rome was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles
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Vatican information

Here is a little more information on the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel. There are three tours offered by the Vatican. They are 1) the museum and Sistine chapel. 2) Vatican gardens. 3) the vatican...
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monorailgold
Oct 18, 2009

Move to the rear

What hasn’t been said about the Sistine Chapel? Mountains of words have been written about this cavernous room with Michelangelo’s frescoes covering every inch of the ceiling. Every scene he painted...
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gilabrand
Jun 04, 2009

One of the Best Views Over Roma

On my first trip to Rome, I chose not to climb my way up to the top of St. Peters Basilica, due to in no small part, the 1000 degree temperature of the city in the summer. However, thankfully, on my...
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Jmill42
Feb 09, 2006

Mailing Postcards

“Felicior Augusto, melior Traiano” (“More fortunate than Augustus and better than Trajan”)— the Senate’s prayer for any new emperor during the fourth centuryGive your postcards a prayer of a chance....
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von.otter
May 09, 2009

Climbing to the top of St. Peter's Dome

The view from the top is really spectacular. The climb, however, seemed endless. Be prepared to go all the way to the top, because there is no turning back! My lttle seven-month month old baby meets...
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nicolettart
Jun 06, 2003

The Holy Door

This picture shows the bronze Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica. This door was opened by the Pope to begin the Jubilee Year 2000, on Christmas Eve, 1999. The door was closed on the day of the...
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nicolettart
Jun 07, 2003

Lighting

In the end of the summer head to the St.Peter's early in the morning - on a weekday preferably, oh yes and make sure the sun is shining.Enter the church hall and walk down then main ship, then turn...
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sinoda
Oct 19, 2004

Sistine Chapel

I would definitely recommend seeing the Sistine Chapel, even you are not into art. It is breathtaking and you cannot imagine that one man did this. This picture shows the ceiling above the staircase...
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nicolettart
May 29, 2003

Another location for rooftops of Rome photography.

The Castel S Angelo definitely gets my vote for an important site to visit. Maybe it is that because it is so close to S. Peters that people might be either to anxious to get there, or too tired to...
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unravelau
Feb 25, 2003

Getting a view of St Peter's

St Peter's Square would have to be among those sites that I would consider to be a must see, and I would definitely take them there given opportunity. So many memories, dreams, fantasies and...
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unravelau
Apr 29, 2003

So I guess you are going to go to The Square.

Although in Italy nearly 5 months in 1998, I didn't make it to St Peter';s Square and in 2001 I almost missed it again.......How come?Well on the first occasion that I got to that part of Rome I was...
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unravelau
Feb 27, 2003

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of the most spectacular things to view in Rome, especially if you've studied any of the paintings previously. If you have the time, definitely bare the line to get in, but...
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kcochran111
Jun 16, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near St Peter's - Vatican City

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Vatican Museums

My top tip to enjoying the Vatican is to order your tickets in advance online to avoid waiting in the lines. We went during a time when Rome wasn't crawling with tourists and tour groups, but it was...
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St. Peter's Square - Piazza San Pietro

Before I went to St. Peter’s Square, I had always thought that there was just one row of Doric columns around the square, but in fact there are four. From most places in the square, you can see the...
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Piazza San Pietro - St Peter's Square

this will be pictures of the Saint Peter and Paul Statues along the front of the Saint Peter's Basilica Welcoming the Pilgrims and Guests to Vatican City. Saint Peter's Square is the main public...
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Vatican Necropolis - Scavi

The Scavi Tour is a tour of about twelve people, with limited tours throughout the day. You're led underneath St. Peter's Basilica to the excavated area below where they believe St. Peter is buried....
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St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro

The high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica rests over the tomb of St. Peter and under the ornate canopy commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in 1624; designed by Bernini, this canopy, or baldacchino, creates a...
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St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro

this time pictures of the entrance to Saint Peter's Tomb the Central Part of the Basilica is the High Altar of which lies above the Tomb of Saint Peter Below of which there is a dual stairs going to...
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