Tour the entire Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with an expert Vatican guide and get St. Peter's Basilica access as a bonus option, then sit back and revisit Michelangelo's ceiling through advanced theatrics and dramatic art!
Bewilderingly beautiful in no way describes the outrageously magnificent decorations inside the most famous room in history! See and feel the artistic masterpieces which embellish the centerpiece of this Sistine Chapel Spectacular on a real live guided Sistine Chapel tour which will reveal all about Michelangelo's incredible work, at first thwarting Bramante's attempts to tarnish his reputation some 500 years ago, and impressing millions of awe-struck onlookers ever since!
Of course your Sistine Chapel tour focus is preceded by a comprehensive fully-guided tour of the labyrinthine Vatican Museums, wherein you will come face-to-face with unforgettable frescoes by Raphael as well as majestic Hellenic sculptures which drive a creative wedge between Greek originals and some might say superior Roman copies!
There is no doubt that St. Peter's Basilica is the grandest church ever built in terms of size and sheer presence. It's omnipotence is felt across the entire city of Rome and far beyond. Sculptures, sarcophagi and mosaics decorate every alcove and Bernini's wonderful Baldachin, marking the place above St. Peter's Tomb and one of the most incredible structures ever built, will deeply impress even the most pagan soul.
After exiting the basilica, rest for a few hours and perhaps use that time to wander up to the River Tiber and imposing Mausoleum of Hadrian nearby, or sit down for dinner before taking your seats in the theatre which is located just a few minutes walk away from the basilica.
The drama of art and theatre begins here in a show born from the fusion of Michelangelo's unfathomable mind with secret Vatican histories delivered straight to the stage from unpublished archives, where physical performance and natural expression clash with the latest special effects, where advanced technology illuminates High Renaissance art to engender a remarkable story of words and images never before seen. Get set for a 270° immersive panoramic mind versus matter projection which will carry you to the heart and soul of Michelangelo and beyond!