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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

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Besucheralle Vatikan

August 2013

Anhand eines Modells zeigen die Guides den Besuchern die wichtigsten Gebäude im Vatikan.

St. Peters

August 2010

Jose M

Last stop in the tour.

Museum Garden

December 2009



In the Garden. This was just wonderful to visit the gardens on a beautiful sunny day.

Map gallery, Vatican Museums

January 2009

James P
United Kingdom

Taken during our tour. Quite apart from the colorful frescoes depicting early maps, the ceiling was truly breathtaking. Stopping to take the picture did not mean losing any of the commentary of our guide because we were receiving this over earphones.

Notice anything missing?

April 2008



Popes had male statues either castrated or covered their maleness with leaves.

Gallery of Maps

January 2008

Brian C
United Kingdom

This gallery has a beautiful ceiling and maps of Rome going from South to North.

The fantastic scale and light within St. Peters Bassilica

October 2015

My first view of the huge domes of St Peters as we emerged from the Sisitine Chapel visit.

St. Peters Basilica - front exterior

September 2015

This picture was taken directly in front of the Basilica.

St. Peters Basilica - Dome interior

September 2015

This is the view of the dome's interior. It is the largest dome in the world.

St. Peters Basilica - Beneath the Dome

September 2015

This view is directly beneath the main dome.

Brass floor grate.

September 2015

This ornamental floor grate allows one to see the level beneath the Basilica floor. There was someone down there when I took this picture.

Dome Interior

September 2015

This is one of the lesser domes inside the Basilica.

St. Peters Basilica - Interior

September 2015

This is the main entrance view inside the Basilica.

Michaelangelos Pieta

September 2015

This famous work is now kept behind a thick glass panel, due to the attack of a vandal some years ago who tried to destroy it with a hammer. It has been restored meticulously.

Mosaic portrait of St. Peter

September 2015

Photo taken inside the Basilica.

St. Peters Square

September 2015

Notice the chairs laid out on the left, in preparation for an assembly.

Sculpted Marble Ceiling

September 2015

This ceiling is over an outdoor hallway leading to the basilica.

Mural Detail

September 2015

This is a center detail of a mural depicting Peter receiving instructions for the establishment of the church.

Mural - Heaven and Earth

September 2015

This mural depicts Jesus and the 12 Apostles assembled in heaven, as Constantine and others are assembled at an earthly altar.

Ceiling Artwork

September 2015

This photo shows the artwork directly above the mural of Constantine's proclamation.

Proclamation of Constantine

September 2015

If memory serves, this mural depicts the procalmation of Constantine as head of the church.

Ancient Map of Italy

September 2015

This map depicts the entire coutry of Italy while many others in the same hall show details of Venice, Rome, and other major cities.

Ornate Ceiling

September 2015

A sample of the style and quality of the artwork found on many of the ceilings in the Vatican, this one is similar to the Sistine Chapel, but lacks the sequential story line found there.

Sample Tapestry

September 2015

Depicts the resurrection of Jesus.

Hall of Tapestries

September 2015

Our guide is shown on the left, explaining the details of one tapestry.

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