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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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Malgorzata wrote a review Mar 2020
8,277 contributions528 helpful votes
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The fountain is located in Piazza della Repubblica in Rome . One of the largest fountains in Rome , designed by architect Mario Rutelli in 1900. The structure consists of four nude female bronze figures depicting 4 water nymphs. The whole complex was surrounded by a gate. During the opening, bronze statues of four naked goddesses caused social criticism. Initially a wooden fence had been maintained to prevent the sight of the monument. But, on February 10, 1901 Romans, brought down the fence. Also the decoration for the central group of the fountain was commissioned. In 1912, finally, the fountain took on the definitive shape that still maintains, with the Glaucos in the center , a naked male figure grasping a dolphin, symbolizing man's dominion over natural force, from whose mouth the central stream of water comes out. The sensuality of the statues was sharply criticized by the clergy. Getting to the fountain might be tricky, as it’s located in the middle of a very busy roundabout.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Gregory K wrote a review Jan 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom195 contributions80 helpful votes
I am quite sure that these looked magnificent in 1901 when they were erected, but it's quite a different impression now. We had just completed a self-guided tour of ten of Rome's fountains and had seen some exceptional art. So I was looking forward to seeing the Naiads but the bronze seemed tarnished and weathered and the overall impression was disappointing.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SoloTogether wrote a review Nov 2019
Ludlow, United Kingdom465 contributions169 helpful votes
This fountain, is set in the centre of Piazza della Republica, and although not one of Romes grandest, is certainly elegant and imposing enough to warrant a visit if you're in the area. Completely bounded by roads, this large fountain and it's pool, provide a light and airy, cosmopolitan feel to a busy out of the way city area, just a stones throw from the train station and all that accompanies it.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Albywon wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia11,621 contributions1,070 helpful votes
Especially on a sunny day. Best viewed in full sunlight IMHO and difficult to photograph thanks to the large amount of foot and motorised traffic.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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StephenCross wrote a review Sep 2019
Dublin, Ireland14,695 contributions1,253 helpful votes
Close to the train station and museums this is a nice functioning fountain in a traffic roundabout. Nice and recommended
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Date of experience: September 2019
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