St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter in chains
Live a day in the Eternal city, an evocative journey through all its facets: history, art and religion. Meet your professional guide outside the Vatican Museums whom will introduce you through a selection of galleries of classical sculpture, tapestries and paintings to one of the greatest art collection of the world, an immense collection that lodges masterpieces of the well-known master painters Raffaello, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, gathered over the centuries by the Popes. Be enchanted by the Sistine Chapel and the marvelous frescos by Michelangelo Buonarroti who made that immense artistic miracle all by himself. Finally through a direct access enter the magnificent Saint Peter's Basilica. The largest church in the Catholic Christian world, a sacred place built around 320 by Emperor Constantine, according to tradition, over the tomb of the apostle Peter and completely redesigned in about two hundred years by many artists such as Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini. Exit onto St. Peter's Square, the center of world Christianity and be impressed by the picturesque square with Berinini’s colonnade that frame the Basilica. These architectural masterpieces welcome every year millions of pilgrims from around the world.
Take a break for lunch and continue with the visit the Church of St. Peter in Chains which owes its name to the chains preserved here and that, according to tradition, were used to bind St. Peter during his imprisonment. However what made the church famous is the Moses, masterpiece of Michelangelo. We will continue our visit returning back in time, reliving the magnetism and the greatness of the Roman Empire: visit the Colosseum (interior) built by Emperor Vespasian in 80 AD and inaugurated by his son Titus with over 100 days of celebrations, during which more than 5,000 animals were killed in the arena. Adjacent to this unique monument one of the most important archaeological sites in the world develops, we will have the opportunity to walk through the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum and sense the political, religious and social center of the Roman Empire. We will complete our visit up to the Capitol Square designed by Michelangelo during the Renaissance, seat of the Town Hall of the city since early period and the first museum in the capital. The tour will finish in Venezia square.
- Professional monolingual live guide
- Skip the Line admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Roman Forum
- Skip the line access from the Museums to the Basilica
- Hotel pick up and transportation
- Hotel drop off
- Everything that it is not specifically mentioned under "the tour includes"
- On Wednesdays the visit to St, Peter's basilica is not permitted due to the holding of the Papal Audience.
- Dress code: it is not allowed to enter the churches with shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders.
- In the Vatican Museums it is compulsory to deposit in the cloakroom any umbrella with a spike tip, metal objects, it is strictly forbidden to enter the Museums with any kind of weapon or oversized backpacks.
- The provider is not liable for any partial or full closures of monuments due to religious celebrations, events or force majeure.
- Itinerary might be changed according to season changes or any cause beyond our control, the provider is absolved of responsibility.
- In winter the church of St. Peter’s in chains could not be visited.