No other landmark in the world is as awe-inspiring as the Vatican. Millions of tourists are eager to experience it. Therefore, 1001guide recommends to buy tickets online and skip the line to the papal abode.
You will discover what lies behind the massive Renaissance walls of this unique state founded in the early 15th century on a hill west of the Tiber. Do not miss its main treasures including:
- the Basilica of San Pietro, the most grandiose architectural achievement of the Renaissance filled with masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pieta and Bernini's bronze canopy over the main altar;
- the Vatican museums with astounding richness and diversity from ancient Etruscan treasures and Egyptian mummies to a sample of the moon's soil.
Other attractions of this spiritual center include Raphael's Stanza, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican gardens.
Nevertheless, the main tourist “magnet” of the Vatican is the personal chapel of the Pope - the Sistine Chapel. Based on the model of Solomon's biblical temple and decorated with unsurpassed frescoes by Michelangelo, it attracts 25 thousand visitors a day (this figure reaches 5 million a year!). Think about this when you think about the way to purchase tickets. To skip the line, choose the virtual option.