Skip the Line:Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Private Group Guided Tour by Private Vehicle from Hotel

4 Hours
Private Activity

From (USD) $665 Per Vehicle

Skip the Line:Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Private Group Guided Tour by Private Vehicle from Hotel

4 Hours
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From (USD) $665 Per Vehicle

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      Skip the Line:Vatican & St. Peter's Basilica Private Group Guided Tour by Private Vehicle from Hotel

      Rome, Italy
      From (USD) $665 Per Vehicle

      • Sistine Chapel: Gaze at the splendor of Michelangelo's masterpieces in the Vatican's best-known gallery, including The Creation of Adam on the ceiling and The Final Judgment.
      • Vatican Museums: Marvel at the magnificent works in the Vatican's 53 other galleries; you'll find paintings like Raphael's Transfiguration, sculptures like Sleeping Ariadne (also known as Cleopatra), the Historical Museum, and more.
      • St. Peter's Basilica: Soak in the magnificence of this 15-story structure, meticulously appointed with Baroque stuccos, mosaics, and statutes. You'll find Michelangelo's Pieta in the first chapel on your right.
      • St. Peter's Square: Enjoy 30 minutes of free time (time permitting) to explore and take photos of the impressive sights in the square, including the massive exterior of St. Peter's Basilica, the colossal Tuscan colonnades, and the Egyptian obelisk.
      • Private group: Share your experience with only people you know, whether it's just the two of you, the whole family, or any group of up to 20.


      About This Rome Tour

      Michelangelo Buonarroti was a true Renaissance man, highly accomplished as a sculptor, painter, architect, poet, even military engineer. He was considered the greatest artist of his time, and was the first Western artist to have a biography published while he was still living. He created some of the world's best-known works of art – including one, now lost, that was a fraud.

      Around the age of eight or nine, Michelangelo went to live and study at a school for sculptors founded by famous Florentine art patron Lorenzo de Medici, who had an eye for talent and spotted the potential in the boy. At the age of about 20, Michelangelo carved a statue of Cupid in the style of the ancient Greeks, and de Medici was struck by an idea: He told Michelangelo that if he could make the statue look as if it had been buried for centuries, they could send it to Rome as an antique, and sell it for a lot more money.

      Michelangelo treated the piece with acidic earth, and it wound up in the hands of a cardinal named Riario. In time, word of the sham got out, and Riario demanded his money back. But he was so impressed with Michelangelo's skill that, rather than punish him, he invited Michelangelo to Rome. It was a productive stay for the young artist, who carved the Pieta, the piece that firmly established his artistic genius, at 24. 

      And he got to keep the money from the sale of Cupid.

      Renaissance selfie

      Michelangelo rarely signed his works. The only sculpture known to bear his name is the Pieta, which he signed on Mary's sash. But he did occasionally incorporate stylized depictions of his face into his pieces. A closer look at the fresco of The Last Judgment, behind the altar in the Sistine Chapel, shows St. Bartholomew holding a piece of flayed skin. The face on the skin is Michelangelo's. 

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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