Do join us in exploring the Vatican and Sistine Chapel with Franco Assorgi who has been a qualified Tour Guide since the late 1980s and specialises in the Rome and Naples areas.
Every gallery at the Vatican Museum is unique in theme, style and motive. Each personally commissioned by venerable Popes for power and influence, every gallery has its own story to tell. Our expert guide will lead us on an intimate tour and share the poetic controversies that go beyond the art history textbook.
Michelangelo’s great ceiling work in the Sistine Chapel is unparalleled. We will learn more about his technique, decision making process and the enthralling background that led to undertaking this great project. Enjoy discovering more about the painstaking restoration which was completed in 1994.
The finale to this virtual tour will be a visit to the largest church in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Built atop the tomb where it is believed St. Peter himself is buried, Bernini built the Baldacchino, the giant canopy to protect the first Bishop of Rome. Franco will take us through the epic church; the chapels; and the nave of the great Basilica
There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about the Vatican and Sistine Chapel from Franco during the tour.
Standard ticket: £20
Young Conservative ticket: £15
Ticket prices cover the cost of the event and include a donation to our Association.
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