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“Passion of the Vatican”
Review of Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

I have visit Vatican museums more then 40 times, and I am comming back almost every year with the same passion of the first time visit. Always something new is opened. The most valuable Michelangelo's works are magnificant and Caravaggio is outstanding. You can see even a part of the Moon there.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Firstly: we visited on saturday 15th dec. There were NO queues! Let me repeat - NO queues! Take a tour because you want to not just to avoid waiting. We visited 5 years ago at the same time of year and were surprised by the lack of people. This time however the 'touts' made just walking to the entrance an unpleasant experience. Every 10 steps someone came up to you offering a tour in order to avoid long waiting times. Continually warning us that without a tour we would be waiting for a very long time......We could barely hold a conversation without being interrupted. Upon arrival to the entrance we had exactly 5 persons in front for the security check - taking 3 minutes in total. We walked upstairs to the ticket booth - making our way thru all the throngs waiting for their tours to start. And 3 out of the 5 mannned ticket booths were patiently waiting for customers as there were NO queues! Of course summer visits may be different :)

The museum is fantastic and well worth the visit. We took our time and viewed the exhibits that were of particular interest to us. Plan to budget at least 3 hours just to see the 'highlights'. Remember to bring your EU passport for discounts for the children and full time students. Also no coat check but mandatory for rucksacks.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

The history and beauty of the Vatican is very humbling. I would suggest that you make a reservation thru the Vatican website for a time to go thru with one of the Vatican guides. You avoid the lines and are given history lessons about each area as you go thru. It is also cheaper than the "independent guides" soliciting outside of the Vatican.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We took a private guide thru the vatican museum. We been very impressed and it was overwhelming to see and understand the history of the last few thousand years. A must in rome

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I took my son to Rome, 10 years ago, for his 14th Birthday. We went to the Vatican more than once and it was just amazing. We loved it all. We then went to the Museum, again awesome. Will defo be going back one day :-)

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