Discover the Vatican’s greatest treasure
If you want to fully enjoy the artistic wonders of the Sistine Chapel in the company of your local expert guide you must purchase skip-the-line tickets with priority access at a time when the site is not yet open to the general public. Thanks to this special entrance you will be able to live the experience of getting to know the Sistine Chapel, without crowds and in peace. Book a Sistine Chapel early entry experience with Walks Inside Rome! An opportunity that is worth it and that will allow you to visit all the Vatican Museums at your leisure, before the crowds descend.
Sistine Chapel early entry: Exploring the smallest state in the world
Traveling is a passion but, above all, a privilege. Being able to know new places, cultures, traditions, and the history of humanity is an inner enrichment. Italy is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations and its capital is the starting point. During a stay in Rome, a visit to the Vatican is a must for those who are religious, but also for those who are not. In particular, characteristic places such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest Christian church in the world, and the Vatican Museums, with the Sistine Chapel, are essential to explore.
Vatican City – the official residence of the Pope – is an independent sovereign city-state, the smallest in the world by both area and population. It consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome with an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres) and a population of about 1000 inhabitants.
The Vatican Museums: the biggest and most visited museums worldwide
The Vatican Museums – the Museum of Museums – are an exceptional complex located in the Vatican consisting of 54 museums that are spread over 1400 rooms, chapels, and galleries. It houses 70,000 works in total, rich collections of art, archaeology, and ethno-anthropology from all over the world created by the popes over the centuries, and represents an extraordinary legacy of masterpieces, beauty, and history as well as a symbol of dialogue between cultures and religions. It also includes some of the most exclusive and significant places of the Apostolic Palaces.
The ethereal beauty of the Sistine Chapel’s frescoes
The Sistine Chapel is one of the greatest treasures of the Vatican Museums and is known for its decor and is also where the conclave is held when it comes to choosing a new pope: the cardinals lock themselves up in the Sistine Chapel until a new pope is chosen. The Sistine Chapel owes its name to Pope Sixtus IV, who had it built between 1473 and 1481 and made it his private chapel (but it still is today). Many liturgical celebrations take place here throughout the year.
The Sistine Chapel is known for its beautiful frescoes by glorious artists such as Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, and Rosselli which decorate its interior with representations of scenes from the life of Moses and Jesus Christ. Between 1508 and 1512, Michelangelo created his greatest work painting the ceiling of the chapel with frescoes on the vault that recreate representations of the story from Genesis in which God gives life to Adam, and the back wall above the altar with The Last Judgement. These masterpieces of art universally loved and celebrated, offer to visitors a lifetime experience. Impossible not to get caught up in a feeling of amazement.
- Allow yourself to absorb more than 2,000 years of history and culture.
- Fully appreciate the pieces in western art under the guidance of an expert in art history and a specialist in the Vatican’s collection.
- Discover the story behind Michelangelo’s creation of the Last Judgement, see if you can spot key figures and scenes on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling – even try to identify Michelangelo himself who painted his self-portrait into the torso of a certain saint.
- Choose and customize your itinerary or let our knowledgeable guide you through the highlights.
Since it is not possible to take a guided tour only to the Sistine Chapel, it is necessary to book a tour of the Vatican Museums.
The splendor of the Rome of the Popes with Walks Inside Rome
Walks Inside Rome is an agency of travel services and guided tours located in Rome providing its guest with the highest quality tour services in art, history, food, and fun in Rome and Italy’s most spectacular destinations since 1999. It is specialized in private and small group tours of no more than 8-12 participants, giving you a much more personalized experience at your own pace.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous places in Rome, it is therefore famous for being crowded. Get organized and take a guided tour early in the morning one hour before opening to visit it in the best possible conditions and in the peace and tranquility it deserves. So, if you are planning to visit the Sistine Chapel and do not want to miss this opportunity, book tickets with early entry, you can skip the lines and save a lot more time. We enjoy a historic partnership with the Vatican, our local expert guides will allow you to focus on the Vatican’s most significant treasures and the greatest masterpieces of ancient and Renaissance art.
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