One of the world’s most iconic religious landmarks, the nearly 550-year old Sistine Chapel is best-known for the awe-inspiring Renaissance paintings that adorn its walls and ceiling, the work of Italy’s most famous ever artist, Michaelangelo.
Located in the Apostolic Palace (the official residence of the pope) in the heart of Vatican City, the chapel, is still used for specific religious ceremonies including, for the election of a new pope, and is a hugely popular attraction, drawing some 5 million visitors every year, which some experts believe makes it the most visited room on earth!
The beating heart of the Roman Catholic church and home to Pope Francis, the Vatican is a must-see when visiting the Italian capital. Book this great value tour to avoid waiting around in long queues and to discover the Vatican’s fascinating history, a wealth of incredible architecture, and of course, encounter Michelangelo's awe-inspiring masterpiece!
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Like the rest of Rome’s attractions, to avoid large hordes of tourists, the best time to visit is between October and April. However, if you’re a traveller that likes the crowds and the scorching sun, then June, July and August is the best time.
Although there is no specific dress code the following items are not permitted to be worn: mini-skirts, shorts above the knee, sleeveless tops, low cut clothing and hats.
Along with the Sistine Chapel, The Vatican is home to numerous world-renowned landmarks including, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican Necropolis.
If you're travelling from the UK, EasyJet, Vueling, British Airways and several other airlines operate regular direct flights to Rome, from numerous different London airports along with several other major cities.
The Louvre isn't just Paris' most iconic museum, it's one of the most famous museums in the world. It's definitely worth setting aside some time for this beautiful art museum.
One of Europe's most compelling archaeological sites; a town preserved by ash from almost 2,000 years ago.
Perfection cannot be rushed. This ornate masterpiece took almost 6 centuries to complete and it's gothic details were worth every minute of deliberation and prep.