Mix and match Colosseum with Arena and Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel, this is a great tour that enable our visitors to maximize their stay in Rome. Both monuments includes a fast track access and the Colosseum visit includes a special access into the Arena floor where the Gladiators did their combats.
Start your day at 10:00 with a special access through the Gladiator’s Gate into the center of the Arena Floor, have your camera ready to discover ancient roman history with our storytelling guide that with interesting facts and stories on roman emperors, senators and gladiators will bring ancient Rome back to life! From the arena you will have also wonderful view of the undergrounds tunnels used in the past to keep the cages of the beasts. You will visit the Arena restricted area but also the other sections of the monument generally open to the public. You will spend inside one hour and 30 minutes. The afternoon will be dedicated to the “Star” of the Renaissance, his name is Michelangelo. He lived in the 1500s and made Rome and the Sistine Chapel spectacular. At 2:00pm you will have a fast access into the Vatican Museums with a friendly art expert guide and discover the amazing collection of the Vatican galleries such as the Laocoon, the Apollo of Belvedere and the “Torso” statues from which Michelangelo got inspired to represent the characters in the “Last Judgement”. Your tour culminate in the Sistine Chapel were you will be speechless for the beauty of the frescoes, your attention will be captured by the splendid frescoes of the ceiling where Michelangelo represented a beautiful God creating the first man, Adam, and then you will look in front of you at the wall altar occupied entirely by the Fresco of the Last Judgement where like a vortex the characters rotate around the impressive God. Michelangelo in his work will merge paintings, architecture and sculpture.
From the Sistine Chapel through a fast access our group will enter St Peter’s Basilica will immediately see the spectacular “Pieta” that Michelangelo sculpted when he was only 19 years old. Michelangelo believed that his job was simply to release the marble group trapped in the marble block. This will be one of the first roman art-works and Michelangelo will personally signed it with his name! From the 1500s you will jump to the 1600s this is the period of the Baroque were more than ever the art will be the main language for the Church and the main representative of the roman Baroque will be Bernini who became the architect and the artist of the Barberini Urban VIII Pope. You will see the colossal Bernini’s Baldachino, the Altar of the Chair called “Altare della Cattedra”, in Italian and the Tombs of several Popes buried in the upper Basilica. Guarantee first class quality tour for all those who want to have a memorable experience in Rome and Vatican
Itinerary: Vatican Galleries, Belvedere Courtyard with the Apollo and the Laocoon, Room of the Muses with the Torso of the Belvedere, Round Room, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Maps, Gallery of the Tapestries, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Pieta’s Michelangelo , St. Peter’s Square.
This tour runs every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning at 10:00 am for the Colosseum’s arena tour and in the afternoon at 2:00 pm for the Vatican Museums