We had an excellent tour with our guide Paola Molinaro. She was knowledgeable, personable & passionate during our visit of the Vatican. I would give her 6 stars if possible. Tour was through Eyes on Rome👏🏻👍
The Vatican Museum, home to Raphael’s Rooms and the world-famous Sistine Chapel, is one of Italy’s most popular attractions. Discover new sides to the spectacular papal galleries during this private skip-the-line tour of the museum’s hidden gems, including under-the-radar collections like the Room of the Animals and Cabinet of the Masks. Convenient hotel pickup makes for a hassle free start to your tour.
After pickup at your hotel, travel with your guide to the Vatican Museum, where you’ll breeze past the crowds with skip-the-line admission. You’ll have time to explore well-known treasures like the Raphael Rooms—a set of lavish papal apartments—and Michelangelo’s blockbuster frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
You’ll also encounter off-the-beaten-track marvels like the statue collection in the Room of the Animals and the Carriage Pavilion, where you’ll see antique horse-drawn papal carriages and the Vatican’s first steam engine. Get an exclusive peek at the extraordinary wall-to-ceiling mosaics in the Cabinet of the Masks, which are normally closed to the public.
Enjoy commentary from your guide on Vatican rituals, including the origin of the papal cavalcade. Conclude with one last stop at St. Peter’s Basilica, known as Italy’s largest and most spectacular church, where you’ll get a chance to admire the bronze baroque altar by the sculptor Bernini.
My daughter and I toured the Vatican with Marta. She was extremely personable and knowledgeable. It was money well-spent, as we learned so much information and were able to ask many a ton of questions. Marta even gave us some gluten-free restaurant tips. She was...More
Buongiorno! Grazie mille for your review and for your kind words, it was a pleasure to tour with you and your daughter :) I hope to meet you on your next trip to Rome! A presto! Marta
Our tour of the Vatican was stress free, informative and inspiring. We were taken straight in past a line that rivaled any I have seen, and got to see and learn about the most amazing place and art collection from a true expert. Elisa was...More
Dear guest, Grazie for such a warmfelt review! I am truly happy to have had the chance to meet you and share with you my passion for the incredible artwork inside the Vatican Museums, as well as getting to know you and your family! I...More
Giuliano was engaging and made the tour fly by so quickly. He engaged with 2 teenage boys who had already had a lot of sightseeing the previous 3 days so Giuliano managed to exceed my expectations by keeping them enthralled. He was knowledgeable and what...More
Thanks for your kind review! I had a lot of fun touring with you and your boys and I am thrilled to read that they enjoyed it as well, learning new things while having fun is the best way! I hope to see you all...More
We had a very interesting and informative tour, which was expected; however, this particular tour with Maria Ida Moretti was exceptional. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of Vatican history was top-notch, and her personality made history come alive for us. We highly recommend this private tour....More
Ciao!! Thank you so much for your feedback :) I am happy to read your words: Eyes of Rome motto is "Come as a tourist, leave as a friend" and it is a pleasure to have two new friends. I hope to see you soon!...More