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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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Walking Tips (5)

Walking is The Only Way in Vatican

being the smallest state in the world of which just a measly 0.44 square kilometers (0.17 square miles) in land area and about half is off limits to visitors, hence walking is the only option in touring the Vatican City of which you can start tour walking tour at the Saint Peter's Square into the Saint Pater's Basilica (and the catacombs if you want) then to the Sistine Chapel and then parts of the Vatican Garden open to the public and finally to the Vatican Museums (or vice versa) and you can do all of these in just four hours or less. Walking is not hard to do here unless you want to go to the top of Sain Peter's Basilica to see the View (and pay extra too).

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machomikemd
May 16, 2016

Walking

Walking is an ideal way to exercise your legs, body and mind especially on your vacation in a foreign country! Vatican City has a total area of just around 110 acres which is the smallest country in the world in terms of size and population. Thus all corners of the Vatican City are within walking distance.

Of course you may choose to stop and relax while walking wherever and whenever you like along the way in the city streets, to chill out in the bars or restaurants, to hunt for souvenirs at the many souvenir shops along the streets, to do some window shopping at elegant shopping malls or simply to visit the various tourist attractions in the city!

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hopang
Aug 05, 2009

Walking

It's easy to walk to the Vatican from Rome (and/or take public transportation), and within the Vatican, you can walk. It's small enough not to need a car or other mode of transportation, and it's the best way to enjoy your visit there. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! I may be wearing strappy high heels in the pic, but consider that I'm a dancer (we have tough feet) and that when I left the hostel that evening I didn't expect to end up traipsing all the way from the Spanish Steps to St. Peter's Square...

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fairy_dust
Aug 21, 2007

Walking

Walking from Rome to Vatican city is the best way to visit the Vatican city and its museum, as the bus could go faster than you can give a long sight and the studing of every place and monument, so best transportation are your feet ;-)

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dr.firas
Jun 07, 2004
 
 
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Don't Be Lazy and WALK

Vatican City is not ment to be viewed from a bus, or car, its to be slowly admired....Walk around Vatican City, stop and take in the culture!

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Sep 01, 2004

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"The Holy See: A Pilgrim's Report"
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"Destination: Citta Del Vaticano"
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"A country in a City!"
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"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 church is massive on the inside. You realise how big until you walk it from end to end. In a bit of a 'we're bigger and better than you are' headspace, there re markings on the ground showing how...
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St. Peter's Basilica

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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The Sistine Chapel

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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