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Reserved Entrance: St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Mosaic Studio Tour

by Vox Mundi
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Highlights

Engaging excursion in St. Peter's Basilica & Mosaic Studio

Colorful 16th-century mosaics along the cathedral's ceiling

Skip the long line.Visit the exclusive Vatican Mosaic School

Up-close looks at working artists in Vatican Mosaic Studio

Possibility of purchasing original masterpieces

Highlights

Engaging excursion in St. Peter's Basilica & Mosaic Studio

Colorful 16th-century mosaics along the cathedral's ceiling

Skip the long line.Visit the exclusive Vatican Mosaic School

Up-close looks at working artists in Vatican Mosaic Studio

Possibility of purchasing original masterpieces

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Reserved Entrance: St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Mosaic Studio Tour

Activity Location

St. Peter Basilica

Città del Vaticano 00120

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Vox Mundi Meeting Point - facing the Basilica - under the right side colonnade (in the middle) in correspondence of the Police hurdle

    Largo del Colonnato

    Roma


Description

Stroll under the grand dome of St. Peter's Basilica, admiring the breathtaking mosaic creations that fill the spaces between marble columns and gilded furnishings. Afterward, visit the Vatican Mosaic Studio to find out how nimble artists are continuing the tradition of mosaic art today.

Meet up with your guide in St. Peter's Square, just beneath the grand columns of the northern colonnade. Grab a headset for tour commentary and get direct access into St. Peter's Basilica. While you listen to engaging stories this massive cathedral's history, keep your eyes peeled for colorful mosaics that provide the backdrop for architectural elements designed by Bernini and stunning sculptures crafted by Michelangelo.

Continue on for an exclusive peek inside the Vatican Mosaic Studio, where patient artists work on restoring mosaic masterpieces using delicate hammers. Hear how new works are created for visiting heads of state, and get an up-close look at the process of turning larger tiles into perfectly sized artistic puzzle pieces.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and Mosaic School

  • Admission to St. Peter's Basilica

  • Headset for tour commentary


Know Before You Book

  • Children 6 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Some attractions at the Vatican are subject to short-notice closure due to church activities.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.