Vatican Galleries

There are five Galleries in the Vatican:

– The Lapidary Gallery, home to the richest lapidary collection in the Vatican, occupies the southern part of the long corridor created to link the Vatican Palace with the Belvedere Palace. The curator of these galleries was Gaetano Marini.

More than 3400 “pages of stone” spread over 48 walls.

– The New Wing of Chiaramonti Museum, absolute masterpiece of Neoclassical Art, hosts the ancient statuary that was requisitioned during the Napoleonic campaigns and then returned by the French in 1816.

– Gallery of the Candelabra takes its name from the massive marble candelabra which, together with the coloured marble columns, divides the exhibition area into six sections.

– Gallery of Tapestries, features Flemish tapestries made in Brussels from the workshop of Pieter van Aelst at the time of Clement VI.

– The Gallery of Maps, is situated along the itinerary to the Sistine Chapel. This gallery contains many geographical details so much so that its value can be appreciated from a symbolic, geographical and artistic point of view.

You can find it in these Tours

2 in 1 Vatican Museums & Colosseum Arena floor tour

Vatican Museums Tour combined with a tour of the  Colosseum with VIP Entrance from Gladiators’ Gate. Included in the tour also the visit of the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. …

Afternoon Vatican Tour – Sharing tour.

Our afternoon Vatican tour, small group,  includes fast track entrance into the Vatican Museums with our friendly art expert storytelling guide, you will see in 3 hour tour the Octagonal …

8:30 am Semi Private Vatican Tour up to 10 people

If you are passionate about the Vatican and want to discover the artistic patrimony hidden inside it, this tour is an ideal choice for you as it covers the Vatican …

Vatican at Night Private Tour

Vatican at night private tour is the best option for you to visit Vatican Museums, avoiding crowds and the heat of summer hot days! This tour is available from April …

Vatican and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Vatican and Sistine Chapel Private Tour: No waiting in line, priority entrance with private dedicated guide that will show you Vatican wonders and tell you the stories hidden in the …

Early Vatican Semi-Private Tour

Semi Private tour with early entrance in the Vatican Museums. Get into the Vatican Museums one hour ahead of the general public with our enthusiastic guide discovering the Vatican Treasures. …

3-hour private tour of the Vatican with Early Entrance

Are you looking for a visit of the Vatican ahead general public? Our private tour if the Vatican with early entrance is the tour for you! Book our Private tour …

Early access Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the Masks

Explore the Vatican with an early entrance and be a very privileged visitor with a limited access to The Cabinet of The Masks! Our Vatican Tour with Cabinet of the …

Vatican Museums small group tour

Vatican Museums tour is a must see site when you come to Rome!. Our Vatican guided tour with an art passionate guide will take you inside the Vatican Museums with …

Early Vatican Small Group Tour

This 3 hour tour is perfect for those who wish to visit the Vatican as part of a friendly small group, away from the daily massive crowds. You will enter …

Shopping Basket