Visit: Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City Italy
You will discover the Pine Cone courtyard, the Chiaramonti museum, founded by Canova, where more than a thousand sculptures are exhibited; the New Wing, recently re-opened, where you can see sculptures stolen by Napoleon and returned from France after his defeat.
You will enter the majestic art gallery, where paintings by Leonardo, Giotto, Caravaggio and many other famous Italian artists are kept.
The Carriage Pavillion inaugurated by Paul VI, will enchant you: the central nucleus of the collection is the magnificent Berlina di Gran Gala, built in Rome in 1826 by Leon XII. Here you will also find the Fiat Campagnola, linked to the assassination attempt of John Paul II in 1981 in St. Peter's Square, and many other vehicles used by the Popes throughout history.
Finally, your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel before leaving you to visit the rest of the museums at your leisure.
Duration: 2 hours
Visit: Cortile della Pigna, Vatican City Italy
You will discover the Pine Cone courtyard, which takes its name from the imposing bronze sculpture almost four meters high.
Duration: 10 minutes
Visit: Sistine Chapel, Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City Italy
Your guide will give you a detailed overview of the Sistine Chapel before leaving you to visit the rest of the museums at your leisure. Then you will reach the Chapel by yourself (tour guides are not allowed to talk inside the Sistine Chapel).
Duration: 20 minutes