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Small-Group Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Tour in Russian

Product ID: 277607
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The vast Vatican Museums include the very best of Italian art and culture from ancient and Renaissance times. Your expert guide will reveal the world-famous masterpieces, as well as stunning works by artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore St. Peter's Basilica, the statuesque basilica which hosts Michelangelo's beautiful Pietà sculpture
  • Witness breathtaking masterpieces by Michelangelo
  • Wander through the Raphael Rooms
  • View the giant and highly evocative sculptures on display from ancient times
  • Walk through the pine-cone courtyard
Full description
Your program will last 3 hours, and is the most popular and optimal in the sense that in just the one visit, it covers the key attractions of the museums and tells you about the main events in the history of the Vatican.

You will visit an Elegant Yard with a huge bronze bump fountain of the 1st or 2nd century A.D., and will also discover the sculptures "Laocoon and His Sons", one of the largest sculptures in the world. You can also walk through the Gallery of Geographic Maps, which is the world's largest geographical museum. You will remain impressed by the rooms of Raphael, painted by himself and his students, striking in depth of design, figurative richness, compositional clarity and orderliness, and general harmony.

Finally, the Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo's great masterpiece and the cultural heritage of all mankind. The ceiling of the chapel shows the creation of Adam and the painting of the Last Judgment, whereas the frescoes depict the life of Moses and Christ. Following this, and without leaving the territory of the papal state, you will find yourself in the Cathedral of St. Peter where you will see Michelangelo's outstanding “Pieta'", the only work signed by the genius sculptor.

You will learn the fascinating history of the state of the Holy Throne, and see yourselves where the conclave, the election of the Pope, takes place. You will discover in detail the stunning works of the Italian geniuses Raphael, Pinturicchio, Perugino, Botticelli, and others, and understand deeply the idea of Michelangelo Buonarroti's divine frescoes "Separation of light from darkness", "Creation of the Sun, Moon and Plants", "Separation of land from water and the creation of fish", and "Creation of animals and birds".

You will get to know the main facts about the majestic and most luxurious basilica of the Catholic Church, including its relics and treasures. You will also walk through St. Peter’s Square, surrounded by the brilliant Baroque architecture of Bernini with the effect of illusory deception, arising if you stand at a famous point in the center of the square. At the conclusion of your tour, don't miss the opportunity to send home a postcard with the stamp of the Pope from his post office.
Includes
  • 3-hour tour with a friendly expert guides
  • Personal attention in a small group (with a maximum of 10 people)
  • Skip-the-line tickets with priority entry
  • High-quality headsets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Product ID: 277607