Vatican City is a city-state with a population of around 800 People, it is the smallest independent state in the world by both population and area. It is the sovereign territory of the Holy See and the location of the Pope’s residence, referred to as the Apostolic Palace.
The Vatican Museum is located inside the holy city and was founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century.
Among numerous wonderful treasures collected by the church throughout time.
The itinerary includes the Pio Clementino Hall, the Laocoon and Apollo Belvedere, the Maps Gallery, the Candelabra Gallery, the Tapestries Gallery and the Sistine Chapel to admire the breathtaking frescos by Michelangelo, one of the most celebrated masterpieces in the world.
Basilica di San Pietro
The tour will then proced to St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest Church in the World and one of the holiest sites of Christendom in the Catholic tradition. It’s name is derived from the burial site of Saint Peter who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Inside of the Basilica we will admire moreover “The Pietà”, Michelangelo’s masterpiece carved when the artist was only 24 y.o. and the impressive Baldachin Altar by Bernini.
Tour ends in the suggestive St Peter’s Square, dominated by Michelangelo’s imposing Cupola and surrounded by the famous Bernini’s double Colonnade.
HOW TO BOOK?
Once booked, it is not possible to cancel and ask for a refund of the tour.