From EUR 320
Rome the eternal city has been the centre of western European civilisation for over two thousand years – first as the centre of the Roman Empire and then because it became the centre of the papacy and Christian Church.
The Vatican may be the smallest country on Earth, however it boasts one of the largest collections of art in the world, sprawling to a total of 14km over 2,000 rooms. It can be a daunting prospect to explore this mammoth collection by yourself – which spans the centuries all the way from the earliest days of ancient Rome right up to the modern papacy.
The christian church in rome has seen the rise and fall of the Roman empire, the dawning of the dark-ages, schisms and countless reformations of the church, it has seen the greatest artists of periods such as the rennaissance and baroque mould its churches, it has seen the rise and fall of great superpowers such as Imperial Britain and the Modern United States, and in the last hundred years has witnessed countless wars and the rise and fall of communism. Throughout all the this the Catholic Church has remained a prominent figure and has played a pivotal role in the formulation of Western society.
So why not allow us at Rome(ing) tours to help you to navigate this breathtaking collection and bring these two thousand years of history life for you. Visit some of the iconic pieces of ancient sculpture that inspired the Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael and then marvel at their masterpieces. But also be prepared for scandal and political intrigue as our guides tell you the stories behind some of these great works of art and the men who created them.
You will of course visit the Sistine chapel, one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements, a place that never fails to inspire, awe and humble. Then on to St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and centre of Catholicism today – a building that is a testament to both the late Renaissance the Baroque, awash with works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, and where the tomb of St. Peter lies beneath the altar…
Cost: €320 for two people including entry fees and skip the line access.
Additional adults cost €35 and Children €25. All prices include tickets and skip the line access.
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