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  • After Hours Visit to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel

    An exclusive, private after hours Vatican Museums tour. Let Italy's Best organize this once in a lifetime experience with a expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • This exclusive tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel begins after it closes to the general public.
    • Visit the Vatican art galleries after closing hours — a special once-in-a-lifetime experience
    • Visit the Museo Pio Clementino, Le Stanze di Raffaello (The Raphael Rooms) painted by Raffaelo for Pope Julius II,
    • End in the fabled Sistine Chapel where you’ll get to experience the magic of viewing Michelangelo's masterpiece without the crowds.
  • Art and Artisans

    During your private Florence artisan tour, enjoy exclusive visits to mosaic and leather making workshops, as well as a tour of the Bargello Museum.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Visit to the stunning Basilica di Santa Croce with its leather school
    • Discover the former barracks and prison, Museo del Bargello, now housing art works
    • Join in on a fantastic marble mosaic workshop
  • Bernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed Rome

    This Rome art tour explores the rivalry between Bernini & Borromini, two masters of Baroque art & architecture, as explained by an English speaking guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Look closely at the masterworks of Bernini and Borromini, with the help of a knowledgeable English-speaking art docent
    • Explore Baroque architecture in depth through Bernini’s Sant’Andrea al Quirinale and Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
    • Visit Santa Maria della Vittoria and marvel at Bernini’s revolutionary statue The Ecstasy of St. Teresa
    • Be amazed by the Palazzo Barberini, built for Pope Urban VIII, the most extravagant of the Baroque popes
  • Borghese Gallery & Gardens

    Enjoy a Borghese Gallery private tour with an English speaking guide. After viewing works by Bernini & Raphael stroll the Borghese gardens.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy an in-depth examination of the Galleria Borghese in the company of an art historian and see one of the world’s most incredible private art collections
    • Admire both the sculpture and painting collections of the Borghese Gallery
    • Complete your experience with a stroll through the Borghese Gardens for a stunning view over Piazza del Popolo
  • Doge’s Palace Secret Itineraries Tour & Mask Making

    This Secret Itineraries Tour of the Doge’s Palace is followed by a mask making workshop, making a perfect day for the entire family.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Marvel at the magnificent frescoes by Tintoretto on the ceiling of the Hall of Four Doors
    • Get privileged insights into the private rooms in the palace like the Office of the Doge’s Secretary, the rooms of the Deputy of the Secret Works of the Council of Ten, the Office of the Grand Chancellor, and the Secret Chancellery
    • Continue to the Salon of the Regent to the Chancellery for some of Venice’s more sinister secrets, starting with the Torture Room and the Piombi (the attic prison which Casanova successfully escaped), the attic at Ponte della Paglia, and the Inquisitors’ Room
    • Finish your exclusive tour in the Room of the Three Heads and take a walk toward the Accademia bridge and the Dorsoduro area for great views of the Grand Canal
    • Visit an expert Venetian mask maker to learn about Venice’s most iconic product
    • Create your own mask with the tools, paints, techniques, and secrets of the experts
  • Early Morning Vatican Museums Tour

    Enjoy privileged access to the Vatican, private early morning Vatican Museums tour in the company of an expert Vatican lecturer. Beat the queues by starting your tour one hour before the doors officially open to the general public.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enter the world-famous Vatican before normal opening hours
    • Visit the Sistine Chapel with only few people inside
    • See top Vatican sites like the Apollo Belvedere statue, Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of Maps, Gallery of Candelabra and the Gallery of Tapestries with a private guide
    • Be amazed by the sheer size of St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest ancient basilica in the world. With Skip the Line Access you’ll gain direct entry with no need to wait in line
    • Enter St Peter’s Basilica through a fast-track entrance
  • Florence and Art: Uffizi for Kids

    This Uffizi for kids tour brings families to the best collection of Renaissance art in the world. Explore Florence’s Uffizi Gallery in fun way for families.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Highlights of the historical center of Florence
    • Uffizi Gallery masterpieces and Botticelli’s famous ‘Birth of Venus’ painting
    • Piazza della Signoria and its incredible sculptures
    • Family-friendly art historical stroll
  • Highlights of Florence

    During this Florence highlights tour, you will explore the best of Florence from the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio to a viewing of Michelangelo’s David.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Admire Brunelleschi’s Dome and the bronze Baptistery doors
    • Learn about the lives of Michelangelo and Dante Alighieri
    • See Florence’s architecture and it’s important impact on art
    • Explore the Medici family neighborhood with their stunning palaces
    • Visit the Accademia Gallery with Michelangelo’s masterpiece David
  • Hills of Florence

    Tour the hills of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo to the nearby village of Fiesole in the company of a private driver and expert licensed guide.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Drive up to the famous Michelangelo Square giving a beautiful view of Florence
    • Visit the breathtaking Basilica of San Miniato nearby
    • Head to Brunelleschi’s spectacular Dome to admire its exterior and interior
    • Continue your way through changing landscapes to the village of Fiesole
  • Michelangelo in Florence

    Learn about the life and work of Michelangelo during this tour in Florence, which takes in the famous David, as well as visits Michelangelo's Tomb.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Learn about the life and art of Michelangelo Buonarroti
    • Admire his famous statue David at the Accademia Gallery
    • Visit the Bargello Museum, the National Museum of Sculpture
    • Take a look at the Michelangelo’s Tomb at the Santa Croce church
  • Naples – The Panoramic Bay

    Enjoy the highlights of the city in this Naples private tour, designed to orient you to the city in the company of an expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • See prevalent Naples landmarks including the Royal Palace (outside view), Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Naples’ oldest and most versatile castle, the unique Castel dell’Ovo, which has even once served as a prison under Norman rule
    • Take in the best panoramic views across the Bay of Naples, a fantastic photo opportunity
    • View the exterior of Europe’s oldest opera house, Teatro di San Carlo, dating back to the 18th century, and then cross the street to wander through the Galleria Umberto I shopping gallery
  • Pitti Palace and Brancacci Chapel

    Enjoy a tour of Florence's Pitti Palace and the renowned Brancacci Chapel to soak in the Renaissance masterpieces with an expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Visit to the Pitti Palace, the largest museum complex in Florence
    • Admire a collection of beautiful sculptures in the Boboli Gardens
    • Discover the Brancacci Chapel, often called the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Early Renaissance’
    • Walk around in beautiful Italian Renaissance gardens