While huge crowds flock to the museums during the day, sometimes as many as 30,000 visitors in a single day, touring the Vatican at night is a once in a lifetime experience. When the sun sets in the Eternal City, something magical happens inside the Vatican Museums. On Friday evenings between April and October, the doors open for extraordinary night time visits of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.
Stroll through the halls and courtyards in the footsteps of Popes and artists such as Michelangelo, Giotto and Raphael while listening to one of the various string quartets or jazz bands that provide live music. Gaze out the windows and you will see the moonlight over the majestic Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica illuminated.
It goes without saying that Vatican tours and walks during the day which include the Sistine Chapel have become ubiquitous. The Sistine Chapel per se sits high if not top of any respecting Rome 101. Every tour operator offers daytime Vatican tours and the only difference, it seems, which separates us from the chasing masses, is quality of tour guide. We are delighted to report that of the 2,000 reviews we have accumulated on TripAdvisor and twice that number earned elsewhere on the internet, our Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tours rank highest. Our Vatican guides are absolute top notch and the best time of day to get the best out of their knowledge, their experience, and their company is in the evening when time and space is not equally shared with thousands of other people on other tours.
An unusual nocturnal ambience prevails on this very limited Vatican evening experience, restricted to a very small number of carefully-selected tour groups, far, far removed from the chaos of visiting the Vatican Museums in daytime during Summer.
If you will be in Rome on a Friday evening between April and October, don’t miss this trip! Magic of the Vatican Museums at Night includes a pre-tour aperitivo (prosecco, sparkling wine) and snack, before encompassing the Rooms of St. Pius V, Galleries of the Vatican Apostolic Library, Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Pio Clementino Museum, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of the Geographical Maps, Raphael’s Rooms, Borgia Apartment, Collection of Contemporary Art, Sistine Chapel – with the best Vatican guide money can buy.
When in Rome, experience and enjoy the Vatican City in the evening with an expert guide!
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