Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica

The Vatican: highlights of the Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Square.

An exploration of one the most ancient religious institutions in the world and the art collection it assembled with purpose and passion over the centuries. We will learn how and why it all started, and how to navigate great museums effectively. We will take our time with the Sistine Chapel and gain true understanding of why Great Art requires our actual presence to engage our minds and hearts.

Due to Covid restrictions, at present St. Peter’s Basilica cannot be reached directly from the Museums and this implies an extra walk to St. Peter’s Square.

Please consider that I do not have access to special early entrances or after-hour visits. Rick Steves’ guidebook has great recommendations for options of this kind.

St. Peter's Basilica and Square

St. Peter’s Basilica and Square

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica

Vatican Museum

Vatican Museum

Raphael's School of Athens

Raphael’s School of Athens