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Scuderie del Quirinale

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Scuderie del Quirinale

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Via Ventiquattro Maggio 16 Trevi, 00187 Rome Italy
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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KatrinaMolini wrote a review Oct 2020
Corciano, Italy7,327 contributions6,500 helpful votes
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First of all, the exhibition was excellent! It was extended during the pandemic and we were happy we went to see it. It was arranged for the 500th anniversary of Raffaello’s death and was organized in backwards (time-wise). More than 200 masterpieces, including paintings, drawings and more were presented. It was an event not to miss! Unfortunately I have to agree with the previous two reviews about the terrible organization of the establishment. They sold way too many tickets in super tight time slots and everyone were rushed and anxious and I, myself, had an uneasy feeling of choosing the artworks I want to pay most attention to, in case it was time to move to the next room. We also saw other museums during this complicated times and this was organized the worst. The staff was always polite though and we didn’t have other issues. The artworks could make it up for the rest in our case.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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discerning_voyages wrote a review Aug 2020
Hong Kong, China26 contributions22 helpful votes
Every other museum in Rome has managed to handle the coronavirus pandemic situation well; a museum visit seemed pretty normal at the Vatican, the Borghese, Colonna Palace, etc. Wear your mask, be considerate of the others and enjoy the museum. Attending the Raphael exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale was just absolutely awful - they bunch you up into timed groups, assign a [prison!] officer to accompany your group, and you are allowed precisely 5 minutes per room of the exhibition. Every 5 minutes a "ding dong" doorbell sound rings on the tannoy and the prison officer gives you your marching orders to the next room, where your next 5 minutes of rushed picture viewing ensues. Unfortunately all the scholarship that goes into making an exhibition like this (all the information, reading, context etc) is wasted as there just isn't time to read things nor really appreciate the main attraction which is the artworks. Instead you're left anxious about the clock, awaiting your marching orders and unable to enjoy the exhibition and the work of the curators. When I tried to take a photo of the painting at the beginning of the exhibition on the way out (the exit passes the entrance) I was very rudely told I have to leave immediately by an officious woman, who was almost pushing my down the stairs. So utterly rude but mostly just unnecessary, there was plenty of space around and by being so pushy she actually just broke social distancing herself. There was enough room and space to let the exhibition flow in a normal manner and the attempt at small groupings still resulted in choke points and gatherings where social distancing didn't occur so it seems all so pointless. Instead of bunching people up into 15 minute groups, it would have been better to just have a freeflow of people with 5 minute slots and let people see the exhibition properly at their own pace. Indeed, the whole attempt to try to control crowds by operating in this group / prison guard manner just made the whole experience awful, I do not recommend and it would've been better if they just cancelled the exhibition completely. I'm sorry for the curator about this situation, but the museum management is to blame for their approach to this. They should go and visit the other museums of Rome which have handled things much better.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PouletteParis wrote a review Aug 2020
Vilnius, Lithuania182 contributions77 helpful votes
Knowing the Raphael exhibition was supposed to be exceptional, I was looking forward to the visit—even in the COVID conditions. In fact, visiting the Vatican museums with a timed ticket was an utter delight. I loaded the app advertised at the entrance, ready to appreciate the audio-guided tour of the master’s works. Instead, what followed was a lost opportunity and a pitiful farce that resembled a prison-march led by an angry pitbull who lost no opportunity to make the experience as regrettable as possible. Rather than simply explain the imposed rules of 5 minutes per room with your timed entry cohort, the nurse Ratchett of museum guards snarled the rules and added: “and anyways, you should have seen it written when you bought the tickets.” The time is insufficient to listen to the app, which would have been nice to know before one started to listen. There was not enough time in each room to even rapidly read the legends by each work. The guard clearly viewed visitors as nuisances and snarled when faced with a visitor wanting to view a covered work (obviously the work is meant to be seen if included in the exhibition—even if briefly: instead, the guard stood in front of it, blocking the way, saying it shouldn’t be uncovered and then complained and bunched up the curtain, covering part of the image with their hand): what a difference it would have made to have invested a bit in the minimum of mcustomer service or perhaps trained the prison guards a bit about the artist or to have the opportunity to make tour guides available. It was not a language issue, the visitors were speaking Italian. I have been to more museums than I can count, have been a member at a few, and appreciate the work that curators put into organizing such events. And surely everyone understands the extraordinary circumstances. But I have literally never had a more miserable and disagreeable experience in a museum. Under other circumstances and with better staff experience, I would have bought the catalogue or felt moved to make a donation to offset the lack of visitors, but I left frustrated and disgusted. What an enormous pity for such an amazing and well-curated expo. 5 stars for the art, 0 for the truly exceptionally poor staff experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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TandemSpirits wrote a review Dec 2019
Foligno, Italy456 contributions75 helpful votes
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We have seen a number of exhibitions at the Scuderie del Quirinale. This time around it was the Pompeii e Santorini presentation. We had a guided tour by an archeologist who was very knowledgeable and provided us with an excellent perspective of the past. We recently visited Pompeii (in November) and this was a real treat to see more frescoes. The Scuderie itself is a wonderful venue and is strategically located a 10 minute walk to the Trevi Fountain and other attractions.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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KXLingle wrote a review Nov 2019
Sioux Falls, South Dakota74 contributions31 helpful votes
Every time I've gone to Rome I've gone to the Scuderie. I have never been disappointed. In fact, I've been disappointed on multiple occasions when I have not been able to get to Rome to experience one of their excellent exhibitions. In any event, the current Pompeii and Santorini is extremely well done and successfully blends modern art with artifacts/casts from the two ancient cities. It is mind boggling to look at the minute artifacts from Pompeii, including gold chain and pigments that were intended for fresco painting. The frescoes that are presented are of the utmost quality and are displayed in a fashion that allows you to consider them intimately. There are a couple plaster casts from the voids left by human remains in the ash; these are always heartbreaking to see, but are presented respectfully. On each occasion that I have visited the Scuderie (Vermeer, Corregio/Parmigianino, and this current exhibition), I have never felt hurried or jostled as one sometimes can in the Vatican Museums or even areas of the Capitoline. Moreover, the staff are extremely friendly.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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