In this fantastic tour enjoy the highlights of the museum and of course the remarkable Sistine Chapel in its entirety.
This is also where the bones of Saint Peter remain, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, a place packed to the teeth with internationally-recognized brilliant pieces of art. And if you just can't get your fill of the truck-loads of art these two buildings offer, the Vatican Museums should well and truly satisfy your desires. Opt to head over to St. Peter's Square, a piazza designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 17th century.
The Vatican Museums are some of the most important museums in the world. The Vatican has a superb gallery, excellent Roman and Etruscan collections, and plenty more. Be sure not to miss the apartments that were decorated by Raphael. There is too much to see if you plan on going to the museums for one day. The highlight of the visit to the museums is The Sistine Chapel known for Michelangelo's two most famous masterpieces: the ceiling, depicting numerous scenes from the Old Testament - such as the moment of Creation - together with various sybils and prophets; and the Last Judgement, occupying the entire wall behind the altar. While you're there, don't forget to look at the other frescoes by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and others. The Sistine Chapel is also the meeting place of the conclave, which elects each new Pope.
Skip the lines at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with exclusive fast-track access. Experience the highlights of the Vatican City on this group tour, as you wander through the most remarkable rooms inside the Vatican with the expert knowledge of your guide, including the Gallery of Maps and Sistine Chapel.