The Creation of Adam, Michaelangelo, Sistine Chapel
Private walking tour of the Vatican including Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica
Itinerary: Vatican Museums, Raphael’s Rooms, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Grottoes, Tomb of Pope John Paul II, St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: €280.00 Total for private party of max 8 people; Admissions extra
Highlights: Leonardo da Vinci’s Saint Jerome, Laocoon, Bramante's Spiral Staircase, Apollo Belvedere, The Gallery of Maps, Raphael’s School of Athens, Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Last Judgment and Creation of Adam, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s "Pietà", the papal tombs, Swiss Guards, Bernini’s Baldacchino, St. Peter's Obelisk.
Starting times: You can choose your tour starting time; we recommend starting the tour at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tour available Monday to Saturday; on Friday also 7PM
Meeting place: Hotel pickup OR tour site (outside the "Caffè Vaticano", address: Viale Vaticano #100 - across the street from the entrance gate to the Vatican Museums):
Sistine chapel ceiling
The Vatican is a must see for every visitor coming to Rome: the city of Vatican is the Holy See where the Head of the Catholic church resides, is the smallest State in the world, has the biggest church and one of the largest museums in the world. The itinerary of this walking tour will be the following:
Vatican Museums: highlights of the collection. Among the treasures that you will see are the famous sculpture of the Laocoon, and the Raphael Rooms (part of the private apartments of Pope Julius II)
The Sistine Chapel, frescoed by Michelangelo and thought to be the largest body of painting executed solely by one artist, considered the greatest masterpiece of Western art
[See the Sistine Chapel in virtual reality]
St. Peter's Basilica, where you will enter the heart of Catholicism. This vast and awe-inspiring church is rich in decoration, history, and magnificent art. Among its many treasures is the moving Pietà by Michelangelo
The Vatican Museum in one of the largest in the world. Unfortunately is also one of the most crowded in the world. A walking tour with Nerone Tours will offer you the following benefits:
• A private tour only for you and your party. It will be easier to listen and follow the tour, and the guide will be happy to accomodate your requests going faster through parts of the museum that you are not interested in, or stopping longer to see what is more relevant for you.
• The Vatican Museum is one of the largest collection in the world. With a Nerone Tours tour you will be sure of seeing all that is important.
• Avoid the long lines at the entrance. We can make reservations to skip the lines and make you save precious time.
VATICAN FULL DAY TOUR (7 hours)
For a complete overview of the Vatican area, you can request a Full Day Vatican Tour. With this private walking tour, additionally to the above mentioned itinerary, you will see the Picture Gallery inside the Vatican Museum and the beautiful fortress of Castel Sant'Angelo.
Duration: 7 hours (including lunch break)
Cost: € 420 total for groups of max 8 people
Admissions and lunch not included
IF YOU WISH TO BOOK THE VATICAN FULL DAY TOUR PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour costs €70/hour for party of max 8 people; €10.00 per each additional person in your party and up to 15 people. For larger parties we will send you a quote per person and depending on the total number of participants.
The Creation of Adam is a section of Michelangelo's fresco on the Sistine Chapel's ceiling painted painted circa 1511. It illustrates the Biblical story from the Book of Genesis in which God the Father breathes life into Adam, the first man. Chronologically the fourth in the series of panels depicting episodes from Genesis on the Sistine ceiling, it was among the last to be completed.