2295 Visits
Distance: Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Itinerary description


Visiting the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Grottoes.

Is absolutely recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in Vatican City.
Time Required:
To visit the sites mentioned it takes about  3 or 4 hours, depends on the time you decide to stop in the places.


The itinerari starts from subway stop “Cipro-Musei Vaticani”. Inside the Vatican Museums you will have the opportunity to visit several areas, including the Gregorian Egyptian, the Etruscan Museum, and the Art Gallery. The itinerary continues with a visit to the Pio Clementino Museum, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, Tapestries and the Maps. Do not miss the Stanze di Raffaello, the great four rooms decorated by the master and his pupils, and chosen as the Papal Residence. Finally you get to the Sistine Chapel, one of the most beautiful sights in the world, which takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV. The beautiful frescoed walls of the Sistine Chapel are the work of great artists such as Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Rosselli and many others. Inside is divided thus: the False Drapes, the Stories of Moses (south walls - input) and Christ (north faces - input) and the Portraits of Popes (walls north - south - input).  Our itinerary continues with the visit at the Vatican Grottoes, located under the floor of the St Peter’s Basilica. The grottoes contain chapels dedicated to different saints, tombs of kings, queens and popes from the tenth century onwards. In the Vatican Grottoes are located the tombs of Popes Paul VI (1978) and John Paul II (2005).

From here we recommend the following itineraries:

Vatican City Itinerary 1

Fascism in North of Rome

Historic Center Itinerary 4

Shopping in Center Itinerary 2