About The Vatican
Highlights - Porta Pinciana - Aurelian Walls - Villa Borghese - The Vatican Museums visit Spiral Staircase the Candelabra Gallery the Tapestry Gallery the Sistine Chapel. From the Piazza dellEsquilino head for the Vatican. Porta Pinciana will be our first stop a gate for the Aurelian Walls of Rome and built in the early 5th century under the order of the Emperor Honorius. Continue the artistic path by visiting the Vatican Museums which represent the largest art collection in Europe with over 65 000 masterpieces at the Candelabra Gallery Tapestry Gallery and see the Historical Maps. Soothe your soul and stop by the Sistine Chapel. See this wondrous structure built in the 15th century under the rule of Pope Sixtus filled with glorious artworks by Botticelli Pergino Ghirlandaio and the famous ceiling by Michelangelo. Of course we will also visit the Scala Regia the great staircase built by Gianlorenzo Bernini which started as an eyesore and transformed by the great artist using an art technique called trompe loeil. Includes - Transportation in a deluxe coach - Services of a guide - Entrance tickets Excludes - Meals and Drinks - Personal Expenses - Tips and Gratuities - Optional Activity Costs Please Note - Accompanied children under 2 are carried free of charge. - No drop off to the hotels but stops at Via Veneto Piazza Barberini Republic Square Bus Terminal. - During high season there might be queues occasionally at the entrance of the museums. - View hotel pick-up schedule. Pick-ups are 30 minutes earlier from 25 October to 31 March. Pick-up times are approximate and may change depending on the traffic situation. Pick ups are made with a variety of vehicles. Please note that you may have to change coaches.