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The Niccolina Chapel and The Bramante Staircase

Vatican Secret Rooms

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The Vatican Museums will hold no secrets from you! Start this private tour which includes special access to two rooms closed to the rest of the public: the Niccolina Chapel and the Bramante Staircase.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Bramante Staircase
  • Niccolina Chapel
  • St.Peter's Basilica
  • St.Peter's Square
FULL DESCRIPTION

The Vatican Museums will hold no secrets from you! Start this private tour which includes special access to two rooms closed to the rest of the public: the Niccolina Chapel and the Bramante Staircase. After visiting highlights like the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps and the Raphael’s Rooms, you will enter the impressive staircase designed by the architect Donato Bramante and commissioned by Pope Julius II in 1512. The Bramante Staircase was once an entrance to the Papal apartments, built in 1512 to accommodate horses. While listening to your storyteller guide, you will have time to admire the beautiful design of this helical stairway. Enter another secret room of the Vatican Museums, the Niccolina Chapel, a private chapel of the Pope, filled with amazing frescoes. Next be stunned by the beautiful Sistine Chapel and admire the golden decorations and the priceless frescoes. End your tour visiting St. Peter’s Basilica where we will find priceless artwork like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldachin. Enjoy an outside view of the Basilica from St. Peter’s Square and admire the masterpiece designed by Bernini.

DETAILS
Approximately 4 hours
Tickets needed
Partial access for wheelchair
Suggested starting time 09:30am
Not available on Sunday / not recommended on Wednesday

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