Private visit to the Vatican Museums
The private visit takes place only before the opening hours of the Vatican Museums to the public.
The Private Visit, which lasts a maximum of one hour and thirty, allows visitors to open the doors of the Vatican Museums, together with the Clavigero, the one who keeps the keys. The visit includes the following path:
- 6.00 am Opening of the exit door of the Vatican Museums by the Clavigero;
- Collection of the historical deck of the 300 keys of the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel;
- Scala Simonetti and opening of the door of the Pio Clementino Museum;
- Upper Galleries (Candelabra, Tapestries, Maps) turning on the lights;
- Raphael Rooms – Opening of the first room with passage through the Sobiescki and Immaculate Conception room; in addition, the itinerary will include visits to sectors closed to the public.
- The Bramante staircase and the Nicolina Chapel.
- 07:15 am Sistine Chapel. Opening and switching on of the lights – visit of about 20 minutes;
- 07:35 am At the end of the visit, the American breakfast will take place at the Bistrot del Cortile della Pigna.
- At the end of breakfast, visitors will be able to continue their visit to the Vatican Museums on their own.
- The path indicated in Article 1 may be subject to changes due to force majeure not attributable to the Museum Management. The latter undertakes to communicate the impossibilities that occurred to the user.
- The visit to the Vatican Museums will be conducted by a didactic operator authorized by the state of Vatican City. In addition, you will have the opportunity during the journey to open the doors and switch on the lights of the various sectors, including the Sistine Chapel.
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Always half of multiple visitors who coming to Rome can not miss the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums. The Vatican is the heart of the Catholic church, it is the smallest state in the world with an area of 49 hectares and with just 900 inhabitants. By reserving your visit with us you will be able to admire the great beauty of the most important works in the world kept in the Vatican museums, founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century. It all began with the discovery of the Laocoon Group in 1506 which laid the foundations for the construction of the Museum. Laocoon was a priest who according to Greek mythology tries to convince the Trojans not to accept the wooden horse that the Greeks had given them. Pope Julius sent Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti to examine the work found in a vineyard near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, after examination on their advice he decided to buy the work from the owner of the vineyard. To date you can admire Laocoon which is located in the Vatican museums in the octagonal courtyard.