The excursion will allow you to learn about the life of the pontiffs, the procedure for electing a new Pope, the internal structure of the religious city-state, the history of the Roman Catholic Church, explore the canvases of great painters and architectural masterpieces. The Vatican is the smallest state where history, art and religion have merged into one. The tour will help you explore the majestic St. Peter’s Cathedral, the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio, learn how world art developed, see the relics of Christianity and enjoy the beauty of the interiors. In addition to famous cultural monuments, you can explore previously unknown expositions. The guide will provide only interesting information without overloading the speech with an abundance of dates.
The Vatican owns an immense collection of works of art, replenished by pontiffs and patrons of the arts. The collection includes 11 museums, 5 galleries and a rich library. The program is suitable for those who are visiting the heart of the Christian Church for the first time and want to learn as much as possible about the key sights of the papal state and enjoy world-famous works of art. This excursion will leave a huge amount of unforgettable impressions, delight lovers of art and history.
Tourists will see with their own eyes the statue of Apollo Belvedere, frescoes by Raphael, ceiling paintings by Michelangelo, the interior of St. Peter’s Cathedral and Christian relics. Without this route, acquaintance with the Eternal City will be incomplete.
The program will allow you to understand the place and significance of the city-state in history and in the modern world. The state of about 800 inhabitants within the city of Rome is fraught with priceless works of art. And also the main Catholic church – the monumental building of St. Peter’s Basilica, which will amaze with the grandeur of the architectural design and the splendor of the interior decoration. During the tour, you will get acquainted with the sculptures of Ancient Rome, the treasures of the Etruscan people, masterpieces of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance, the immortal works of the Ancient world.
Duration – 3-4 hours
Not included in the price – entrance tickets
* -the cost of the tour may vary depending on the number of people in the group.