The Vatican is one of the smallest and most closed governments in the world and its secrets we will explore together. As well as during Rome sightseeing tour at sunrise, our meeting will take place in the early morning at 6:30 am, which is the opening time for visits of square of St. Peter’s Cathedral.
You will not have to wait in queue for 1-3 hours during the heat as other tourists do. We will go inside the cathedral after no more than 5-10 minutes
As best time to visit St Peter’s Basilica is 7 a.m, the first hour will be dedicated to the review of the square – the colonnade of Bernini, the facade of the cathedral, stroll through the largest Christian temple in the world, in which are located:
Also you will learn:
In the second half of the private tour we will get to the highest point of Rome – the dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral. You will have to overcome only 320 steps to reach the height of 136 meters with the most classic and best view of Rome. You will see the shortest railway in the world, the papal residence, and the main sights from a bird’s-eye view.
Attention: The tour is contraindicated for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases
After going down from the dome you will have a unique opportunity to send a postcard from the Vatican post to friends, parents or yourself. In the 21st century, we have an era of social networks and information technology, so traditional signs of attention are gaining increasing value. Imagine that in your mailbox will come “greetings from the Vatican” with the stamp of the smallest and most influential state in the world. My friends and relatives always appreciate more letters that are not texted on the phone screen but written by hand.
Tip: Think in advance to whom you want to send such an unusual surprise and find out their postal addresses
1st option: we are going to visit the biggest and the most ancient castle of Rome – the Castle of St. Angel (Castel Sant’Angelo).
We will find out how the prison was organized in the Middle Ages and how prisoners got there. For example, even some popes were famous prisoners of the Castle of St. Angel. Moreover, from the observation deck of the castle you will enjoy a unique and very beautiful view of the Vatican.
In this case, the tour will end at the noon on the Rome’s bridge of Angels.
2nd option: since it’s almost lunch time, we can go to the author’s tour DIVING INTO TRASTEVERE. We will go up to the observation deck on the Janiculum hill and see the fountain of Acqua Paola, hidden from most tourists, great-grandfather of the famous Trevi fountain. Later, by 1 pm, we’ll go down together to my favorite area of Rome for lunch in the best Roman pizzeria. At about 2 pm, you can safely return to the hotel for a midday dream.
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Another option is to book a tour WHOLE VATICAN IN 6 HOURS, which we recommend if you are interested to see everything in a time-savvy way.
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Author: Kate Zusmann
For the last 6 years I live in the Eternal City. Traveling, exploring new things, writing blogs, shooting vlogs are my main hobbies, but the thing that I like even more is to share my experience and thoughts with you! Explore Rome with Us :)
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