Vatican Museums Cabinet of the Masks

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  • Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

    1. Vatican Tour: Museums, Raphael Rooms & Sistine Chapel

    You will meet your official Vatican Museums guide at the convenient meeting point and start your guided tour heading to the reserved group entrance of the Vatican Museum. Enjoy the Vatican highlights including the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and, of course, the Raphael Rooms.

    Admire the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, decorated with some of the most beautiful frescoes ever made, like the iconic "Creation of Adam." The guide will explain not only what the magnificent frescoes represent but will share with you anecdotes and curiosities about Michelangelo and the Chapel.

  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour with Cabinet of the Masks

    2. Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel: Tour with Cabinet of the Masks

    Skip the ticket lines to enter the Vatican Museums stress-free. Then, explore the vast network of galleries including the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Raphael Rooms. Benefit from your guide's expert knowledge and learn about the history of Vatican City. You'll also hear about the hidden meanings behind famous pieces of art. Your tour includes a visit to the exclusive Cabinet of the Masks, a restricted area inside the Vatican Museums. This hall is named after the mosaics decorating the floor, which originally came from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Finally, marvel at Michelangelo's miraculous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Learn all about the chapel's famous painted ceiling, what scenes are represented, and Michelangelo's secret messages conveyed in them. 

  • Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

    3. Vatican City: VIP Vatican Early-Access Tour

    Beat the rush and get exclusive VIP access through the museum doors before they open to the public with this early-access Vatican VIP Tour. A privilege extended by the Vatican Museums to only the most prestigious, longstanding, and reputable tour companies in the city, your group will be granted access before the other 35,000 daily guests to this, the largest and most mysterious museum in the world! You will have time to visit certain parts of the museum that you otherwise wouldn’t have had, including the Pope’s collection of vehicles in the Carriage Pavilion, the Greek Cross Hall, and the idyllic Pine Cone Courtyard garden.

  • Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

    4. Rome: 2-in-1 Vatican Dome Climb and Food Tour

    See Rome from the highest heights of Michelangelo's magnificent dome on this wonderful guided tour of art, architecture, and adventure. Begin by enjoying views of the Vatican City, including the private Papal gardens, Papal helipad, and the Pope's private railway station. Views of the vast city of Rome are next, which stretch in a tendril-like fashion to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani Hills. Very few tourists get the chance to climb so high to see so far, and your dome climb and basilica tour both end in the late morning. Later, use your afternoon to visit the Vatican Museums, or just relax in the historic center nearby. You then begin a food-tasting tour with a foodie guide from Rome who has chosen her favorite snack spots to take you to. The foods you eat are as distinctive by region as they are plentiful, and include suppli, panzerotto (calzone),...

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