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Private Tour: Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica
"This tour is available at 8am 10.30am 12pm and 2.30pm. Enjoy the Vatican Museums at best by choosing a private tour that will give you the chance to explore some areas not usually included in standard tours. You can tailor your itinerary according to your interests. The guide will be at y Borgia’s Apartments and Raphael Rooms. The must see in this tour is the Sistine Chapel where you will admire the famous ceiling and The Last Judgment both painted by Michelangelo. Afterwards you guide will lead you inside and throughout the biggest church in the World: the St Peter’s Basilica. Here you will have the opportunity to admire the famous Pietà by Michelangelo and the artworks of worldwide f passionate and entertaining guide."
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Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Private Tour with Skip-the-Line
"The Vatican Museums offer a unique collection of art masterpieces. The itinerary is focused on the most important areas of the museum: the Pigna Courtyard the Ottagono Courtyard. From here the route takes us to the gallery of the candelabras and to the tapestry gallery then the geographical maps gallery. Then we visit one of the most important examples of renaissance art the rooms that Raffaello painted for Julius II. From the apartments of Julius II visitors pass to the apartments of the Pope Alexander VI Borgia whose rooms still house the rich collection of contemporary art. Finally we arrive to the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo's masterpiece seen in the decoration of the ceiling and on the extraordinary depiction of the Last Judgement. The Basilica of St. Peter will be the last stop on our visit: one of the most ancient churches in the world. Today the church is a
From EUR189.00
 
Private Tour: Saint Peter Basilica Vatican Museums and Squares of Rome
"Enjoy a private full day walking tour of Rome discovering the most famous attractions with your local guide. The tour starts in Piazza del Popolo and continues along the most beautiful narrow streets of Rome until we reach Piazza di Spagna where you can see the famous Spanish Steps before heading to the Trevi Fountain where you can throw in a coin so that you will one day return to Rome. Move on to Piazza Venezia Pantheon and Piazza Navona and discover the beauty of these world-famous squares. After lunch reach the Vatican Museums and skip the long queue thanks to our tickets. Admire the Sistine Chapel and then the magnificent St. Peter’s Square."""Explore Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica with skip the line tickets & stroll along the squares of Rome.
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Dome of St Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro Tips (28)

Masterpiece by Michaelangelo

The Cupola of the Saint Peter's Basilica is a masterpiece done by Michaelangleo Buonarotti of which you can see it's grandeur in the middle of the Basilica and even close up if you happen to get the...
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machomikemd
May 23, 2016

Checking the Cupola

After we did the Sistine Chapel, we went to the cupola (lift AND 320 steps). The queue for this was much shorter by now (1600). The stairs are up the sides of the dome (inside of course), but the...
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DEBBBEDB
Jan 28, 2016

dome of St Peter's Basilica

St Peter's Basilica is easily one of the most famous places of worship in the world. When you see it on TV you normally will see the piazza in front of it packed with people. I got there very early in...
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GentleSpirit
Jan 30, 2013

Grand views of the city, and the 'world'

If your idea of fun is climbing up a claustrophobic, winding staircase of some 500-odd steps, along with a few hundred other tourists - and inside a structure designed by the artist of artists of the...
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Tijavi
Oct 02, 2010

Still can't get enough of the dome

While climbing the dome (cupola) of St Peter's is a great experience, it would be even be more enriching if you get a chance to view the interior of the cupola within the basilica. The best chance of...
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Tijavi
Sep 24, 2010

The Cupola

There are two choices when it comes to getting to the top of the Cupola or Dome of St Peter's.You can get a lift/elevator up to the roof level and climb the remaining steps to the top of the Dome or...
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Maryimelda
Aug 26, 2010

The Governorate Palace

This is a beautiful building which can really only be seen by the general public from the top of St Peter's Basilica. The Administration of the Vatican City State is conducted from the Governorate...
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Maryimelda
Aug 25, 2010

Cupola Visit & Vista

If you're with someone who doesn't want to climb the 320 steps to the top of the dome, they can still take the elevator to the roof, enjoy the view from the gallery inside the dome looking down into...
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icunme
Nov 16, 2009

The Dome

The Dome that we see today at St. Peter's Basilica was redesigned by Michelangelo in the middle of the 16th century. Unfortunately the Dome was not completed when he passed away in 1564. The Dome was...
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hopang
Sep 26, 2009

The view you shouldn't miss

When you are in Vatican, there are many must-see's and must-do's. Going to the top of the Cuppola is one of them. You have two options to go up : You can pay 5 Euros to use the stairs and climb up; or...
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muratkorman
Oct 10, 2008

Climbing the cupola

The cupola viewed from the roof level of Basilica looks less imposing than when viewed from St Peter Square, where it towers over the huge facade of the church and doubles its height. Or is it only my...
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betako3
Mar 20, 2008

Right under the cupola

This balcony going round the cupola allows you to admire the beautiful decorations and the magnificence of the inside of the cupola in a close up. I liked the play of light entering the church from...
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betako3
Mar 20, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Vatican City

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Vatican Gardens

the Vatican gardens cover more than half of the total land area of Vatican City and is located at the western part of Vatican City of which cover approximately 23 hectares (57 acres) in total and can...
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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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Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel

more pictures around the altar 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 a central door to the...
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Sistine Chapel - Cappella Sistina

part two of my tips with more stolen shots of the Sistine Chapel. The Capella Sisitan (Sistine Chapel) is the most famous Attraction of Vatican City and is closely followed by Saint Peter's Basilica....
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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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