Touring the Vatican Museum with a Personal Guide by:Paolo Pedica
Anyone can visit the Vatican Museums and stroll through each section; however, just because they have a colored coded self-guide tour through the various galleries and palaces most of the pieces of artwork are not labeled. If you walk through the museums alone or with a group of friends, you will be missing all the history of the various masterpieces as well as not even knowing what artist created the item. With a private tour guide, you will be able to view all the masterpieces at your leisure on a private tour. This means you will have your disposal your own private tour guide that will be able to answer all of your questions while explaining all the history of the various sections, sculptures, and more that call the Vatican Museums home.
At Rome Tour, you will be able to enjoy all the sights that the Vatican Museums has to offer with an exciting adventure that will lead you through the history of the various masterpieces while providing you with a few secrets as well.
The Vatican Museums are divided into different sections which include the Missionary-Ethnological Museum, Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Pinacoteca, Gregorian Profane Museum, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Pio Christian Museum, and the Vatican Historical Museum. Each section holds treasures of various eras including ceramics, tapestries, and miniature mosaics. With Rome Tour, your personal guide will also take you on a private tour of the Sistine Chapel.
Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is always a popular sight. Pope Julius II ordered Michelangelo to decorate the Chapel. It took Michelangelo four years to complete the ceiling while he was in his thirties, once again when he was in his 60's he painted the Last Judgment that is home on the altar wall. The magnificence of these frescoes will be one sight that you will never forget and will be able to embrace with your personal guide that will explain the meaning of each panel.
St. Peters Basilica in its splendor is a sight that many cannot grasp until they stand in its presence. The beauty and size of the basilica is enough to take your breath away and once inside you may have to take a few minutes to be able to walk. While taking in the beauty of the basilica you should also take a peak downstairs. Here you will be able to view the tombs of many popes that have called the Vatican home.
The Vatican is not only the residence of the Pope and the authority for the Roman Catholic Church, but is also home of the worlds largest and most rare masterpieces of the world as well as many historical artifacts and documents.
A private tour of the Vatican Museums is one that will linger in your heart and soul for an eternity.
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