Rome Half Day Tours
Rome By Night | Monumental | Vatican

The Vatican City and The Museum and St. Peter's Basilica
The capital of Italy is probably the most visited city in the world. Whilst, arguably, for the Italians Rome is primarily the political centre of the nation, for others it is its wealth of architectural and artistic treasures which makes it a truly remarkable and unforgettable city. The numerous museums, monuments and churches, not to mention the archaeological sites, represent a cultural heritage so vast that a whole lifetime would not be sufficient to explore it in its entirety.
This is why if you visit the city of Rome…non basta una vita per visitarla, is not enough a life time to visit the Eternal City.

Suggested 5 hours tour of Rome with the visit of the Vatican Museum-Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter, the service is driver/guided and is individually personalized.
Vatican Museum - Sistine Chapel.
The best known of the artworks within the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco by Michelangelo which depicts The Last Judgement and the frescoes on the lateral walls by Pinturicchio, Perugino, Botticelli, Signorelli, Ghirlandaio and many others. Finally, one can visit the Sacred Museum and the Apostolic Library, and then the Vatican Pinacoteca which lost many of its paintings when it was pillaged by Napoleon. The Vatican Museums include the Etruscan Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Pio Clementino Museum and the Borgia Apartment. Following the route from the entrance, one can visit the Candelabri Gallery, the Arazzi gallery, the Gallery of Geographic Papers, and the rooms of Raphael; then one reaches the Logge by Raphael and the Borgia Apartment with the most important works by Pinturicchio. Continuing onwards one finds the Collection of Modern and Religious Art with more than 800 works of art by 25 artists from around the world, from Matisse to Picasso.
The Vatican City, The Museum and The Sistine Chapel
Basilica of St. Peter.
With an area covering 22.067 square meters on 186 meters length, the Basilica of San Pietro is the most imposing work of art in the Vatican City and the undisputed symbol of Rome. The Basilica of San Pietro was enlarged over the centuries with the contribution of artists such as Michelangelo, Baldassare Peruzzi, Donato Bramante, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Raffaello, Antonio Sangallo. It was completed in 1614 and opened in 1626. The dome, 136 meters high with a diameter of 42, was the work of Michelangelo while the elliptic external piazza with flights of steps on three levels, and the quadruple colonnade connected to the basilica by two arms, is the work of Gianlorenzo Bernini. The interior is divided in three principle naves with a series of chapels, including the Chapel of the Relics, the Gregorian Chapel and the Chapel of the Column where the famous "Pietà" by Michelangelo can be found. The apse houses the spectacular bronze pulpit created by Bernini.
The Saint Peter Basilica
Rome Half Day Tours
Rome By Night | Monumental | Vatican