Visit the Vatican Museums in the evening when the crowds are not jamming every corner of the Galleries, and where in the tranquillity of the evening you can enjoy and see so much more! This tour option will be relaxing and completely stress free. Especially during the summer when visitors exceed 30,000 people a day, this evening optionis the best in order to avoid the crowds and enjoy the evening at the Museums.
The itinerary will cover the main sections and artworks within the Vatican Museums. This tour option will allow you to visit the Gallery of Candelabra, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. You will also be guided, throughout the whole visit, by a skilled, knowledgeable English speaking guide who will pick out the best for you in the 9 mile long Vatican Museums’ galleries, and give you all the historical and behind-the-scenes stories of the sections and artworks you will be visiting.
The evening lights and the Sistine Chapel artworks illuminated for this occasion will add a little bit more magic to this night in the Museums.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of the most visited places in the World in the most relaxed way possible.
Coffee bar "Paolo"
Gallery of Candelabra
The Gallery of Candelabra leads towards the Sistine Chapel, and is a huge collection of sculptures from throughout the Roman Empire. With decorated ceilings and marble floors, you will be breathless in this magical atmosphere.
Gallery of Maps
The hall of the Gallery of Maps houses one of the largest collections of painted maps in the world, and was created at the end of the 16th century. The paintings depict Italian regions, and some peculiar cities of the times.
Gallery of Tapestries
Admire the tapestries woven by the hands of Flemish tapestry masters, that were taken from original pictures created by Raphael with the intention to decorate the private chapel of the Pope.
The Raphael Rooms are four rooms and were originally used as Pope Julius’ II apartment. Raphael was only 25 years old at the time, and was commissioned by the Pope to create who was known as an art lover to decorate the rooms which include important works such as the School of Athens, and the Fire in the Borgo.
The world-famous Sistine Chapel is home to the two masterpieces by Michelangelo: the Creation and the Last Judgement. Discover the technique used to paint this huge vault and why Michelangelo decided to paint the Last Judgement thirty years later.