Every Friday from Mid of April until end of October the Vatican opens its door at night. We offer a private guided Vatican at Night tour combined with an Happy Hour and 3 hours enthusiastic private guide that will show you the wonders of the Vatican Museums.
Your private tour start at 7.00 pm or you can choose a later time 8:30 pm, you will access to the Vatican Museums with skip the line tickets and go to the PineCone courtyard where you will enjoy a buffet- aperitif in a very special atmosphere being surrounded by antiques sculpture and work of art. Your Happy hour includes some some snacks and drink and then you will start your adventure discovering this impressive museums under the moon!
With your private storytelling guide, you will admire the Round Room where you will admire Nero’s bathtub, the Muses Room with the amazing Greek statue of the Torso del Belvedere, you will step in the Octagonal Courtyard and learn from your guide the stories hidden behind the Laocoon and the Apollo statues, which were part of Pope Julius II’s private collection, you will actionably discovered that Michelangelo used them as models for the main characters of his Last Judgment.
As you proceed along the Vatican Galleries, you will have the Gallery of the Candelabra , the Maps and the Gallery of the Tapestries. At night are also opens the Rooms of St. Pius V that normally are closed in day time but opened for the evening openings; you will be astonished by the beauty of the paintings, the Flemish tapestries and the medieval and renaissance collection of the ceramics was found in other Vatican Palaces.
Your tour includes of course the Raphael Rooms, the Borgia Apartment and the Sistine Chapel where you will admire Michelangelo’s astonishing frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel and on the altar wall, he represented the Creation of the World from the Genesis book only in 4 years while the Last Judgment was completed in 5 years when he was already in his 60s.
During all the duration of the tour, thanks to your private guide you will learn the many interesting and curious fact and hidden stories about the many artworks you will admire, we aim to provide and tour full of facts but with many interesting stories and anecdotes.
The night tour is perfect for all those who want to visit the museums under the moon away from the usual crowds and from the summer heat!
Itinerary: Happy hour inside the Vatican Museums, 3 hour Vatican Guided tour , visit of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Pope’s Apartments including Julius II, Borgia and St. Pius V
Skip the line tickets and Happy hour included.