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A Secret Way to the Sistine Chapel Private Tour-transfers included

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    Start with a pickup from your Rome hotel, or meet at the local operator’s office in the center of the city. Once you’re aboard your transport, you’ll travel out of Rome to the Vatican.
    Making your way past the crowds waiting to enter the Vatican Galleries, you’ll head straight inside the gardens to discover the oasis of green space that's been a place of meditation for the popes over the centuries.
    As you explore footpaths lined with vibrant flowers, you’ll stumble upon works of art and examples of Renaissance architecture. See the giant labyrinth of hedges, that are typical of 16th-century Italian gardens, and admire the Lebanese cedars.
    After strolling through the gardens, you’ll follow your guide to the Sistine Chapel, learning about its Michelangelo-painted frescoes as you go. Hear theories about the secret meanings behind The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement, then step inside to visit the sacred chapel on your own.
    Finish with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica for a look at Michelangelo’s La Pietà, the bronze Bernini-designed baldachin, and the holy sepulcrum. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the start point.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Rome can be daunting. A capable guide opens the door to this amazing city and its splendours. Maria Ida Moretti did just that. Educated and highly passionate she conveyed enthusiasm and emotions towards a city; memories of which shall now remain indelibly in our hearts.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MARLS95
    EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi my friends, Grazie Mille for taking your time to write your kind review about the time we shared together in Rome! It is really impossible for me to not be enthusiastic when in the beauty of Rome with great people like yourselves. My kind...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Gianluca Pica and Eugenia were absolutely brilliant. They were very knowledgeable, engaging and with lots of energy. This was the highlight of our 2 week trip through Italy. We also did the Colosseum and walking tour of Rome with Gianluca.

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    EyesofRomeTeam, StoryTeller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Ciao friends! Thank you for mentioning me and Eugenia in your kind review. What a great comment "This was the highlight of our 2 week trip through Italy" Grazie! Gianluca

    Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

    The private tour with Alesia was outstanding. Her knowledge of both the Vatican and it’s artwork made the tour so much more meaningful and informative. I would highly recommend Alessia to anyone considering this tour.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank William S
    Reviewed October 31, 2018

    We spent 3 days with Marta as our tour guide. She was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, fun, and interesting. It made our trip to Rome memorable and so much more meaningful to have a wealth of information ready to answer all of our questions. We thoroughly...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

    Hi there! Thank you very much for your feedback, it was a pleasure to have guests like you on a Private Tour for 3 days! I really had the chance to lead you through the history of the Eternal City! I look forward to meeting...More

    Reviewed October 17, 2018

    One of the best private tours my husband and I have ever taken! Paola was unbelievable, and she didn’t leave one question unanswered! She gave us so much background and history to everything we saw! We got tickets for the Stone Zoo in the Vatican...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    EyesofRomeTeam, Storyteller at Eyes of Rome, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

    Buongiorno! Grazie mille for the amazing review and recommendation, I am so happy to read that I was able to answer all your questions during the tour and that you enjoyed your time with me as much as I enjoyed your company! Being able to...More

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    Depends on how much you value actually being able to see the Vatican versus stand in line or peer over your fellow tourists. For us, it was beyond words. My husband and I and our guide were the only people in the galleries... More
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