Vatican City is more than just the home of the Pope and the seat of the Catholic Church. It is also the smallest independent state in the entire world and a hub of medieval and renaissance art. With everything going on in the city, it is not difficult to see why its squares and piazzas are always jam-packed with visitors from all over the world. The notoriety of the Vatican crowd doesn’t stop tourists from rushing to the city to satisfy their curiosity and feast their eyes on some of the most beautiful art the world has seen since the ancient medieval times.

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Private tours of the Vatican will help you dodge the most crowded hours while giving you the best opportunities to really discover the stories behind the city. If it is art that you are after, Vatican guided tours are surely the best way to get deep into the rich artistic tradition of the city.

No Vatican tour is complete without a tour of the Vatican Museums. With a total of 54 galleries that span across some 1,400 rooms, the Vatican Museums is one of the largest and most important in the world. The galleries were first opened way back the early 16th century; over the course of time, they have amassed thousands of important artworks from some of the most notable and respected artists of all time.

In addition to Papal art collections that Popes have put together throughout the centuries, the Vatican Museums is home to all kinds of masterpieces, from paintings to sculptures, and other ancient works made by renowned artists like Da Vinci, Raphael, and more. Michelangelo’s famed fresco paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are definite must-sees for any art aficionado.