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Discovering the Golden Room in the Egyptian & Etruscan Museums

Vatican Museums Golden Room

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Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the unique Golden Room usually closed to the general public. Follow your private, knowledgeable guide through a maze of artwork and learn compelling stories and anecdotes. Meet your guide directly at your accommodation and embark on a lifetime experience.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Pinecone Curtyard
  • Vatican Museums
  • Etruscan Museum
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Golden Room
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St.Peter's Basilica
FULL DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself with a customized private tour of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit the unique Golden Room usually closed to the general public. Follow your private, knowledgeable guide through a maze of artwork and learn compelling stories and anecdotes. Meet your guide directly at your accommodation and embark on a lifetime experience. Skip the line for fast-track entry to the world-famous Vatican museum complex, comprised of galleries with an impressive amount of artwork and masterpieces from antiquity to present day. Discover the Egyptian Museums and see its famous mummies. You will enter the beautiful Golden Room, part of the Etruscan Museum. It contains jewelry dating between the 9th and the 1st century BC; from the Iron Age to the progressive. This serves as an example of the converging of the Etruscan cities into the structure of the Roman state. The millenary history of the Etruscan people is narrated here by ceramics, bronzes, silver and gold which document a flourishing craft structure and a special artistic civilization. Continue your visit to one of the world’s most extensive collections of sculptures, carvings, frescoes and paintings. Your expert tour guide will focus your attention on the most important masterpieces and making this experience easy and unforgettable. Enjoy the impressive Belvedere Courtyard and then stroll through the most interesting rooms and galleries of the museum complex. Marvel at the famous Laocoön and the Belvedere Torso in the sculpture museum, deeply revered by Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists. Explore the Gallery of Tapestries and the Gallery of the Maps. Continue to the Sistine Chapel and discover the details and the hidden meaning behind the frescoes by Michelangelo. End your tour visiting St Peter's Basilica where you will find priceless artwork like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldachin. Enjoy an outside view of the Basilica from St Peter's Square and admire the masterpiece designed by Bernini.

DETAILS
Approximately 4 hours
Tickets needed
Partial access for wheelchair
Suggested starting time 09:30am
Not available on Sunday / not recommended on Wednesday

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