Bewilderingly beautiful in no way describes the outrageously magnificent decorations inside the most famous room in history! See and feel the artistic masterpieces which embellish the centerpiece of our Sistine Chapel Spectacular on a real live guided Sistine Chapel tour which will reveal all about Michelangelo's incredible work, at first thwarting Bramante's attempts to tarnish his reputation, and ever since, some 500 years ago, impressing millions upon millions of awe-struck onlookers.
Of course your Sistine Chapel tour focus is preceded by a comprehensive fully-guided tour of the labyrinthine Vatican Museums, wherein you''ll come face-to-face with unforgettable frescoes by Raphael and majestic Hellenic sculptures which drive a creative wedge between Greek originals and some might say superior Roman copies!
There is no doubt that St. Peter's Basilica is the grandest church ever built in terms of size and sheer presence. It's omnipotence is felt across the entire city of Rome and far beyond. Sculptures, sarcophagi, and mosaics decorate every alcove and Bernini's wonderful Baldachin, marking the place above St. Peter's Tomb and one of the most incredible structures ever built, will deeply impress even the most pagan soul.
After exiting the basilica, rest for 90 minutes and perhaps use that time to wander up to the River Tiber and imposing Mausoleum of Hadrian nearby, or sit down for dinner before taking your seats in the theatre which is located just a few minutes walk away from the basilica.
The drama of art and theatre begins here in a show born from the fusion of Michelangelo's unfathomable mind with secret Vatican histories delivered straight to the stage from unpublished archives, where physical performance and natural expression clashes with the latest special effects, where advanced technology illuminates High Renaissance art to engender a remarkable story of words and images never before seen. Get set for a 270° immersive panoramic mind versus matter projection which will carry you to the heart of Vatican City history and beyond!