Touring the Vatican with Children

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Including Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica
Duration 3 Hours/Walking tour
Tour not available on Sundays or Religious Holidays
Skip the line tickets/No - Wait Access to the Vatican Museums

Please remember that the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees.

The Vatican Museums are a treasure trove of sights for kids and teens how will be amazed and fascinated by the sheer extent of the ancient artifacts and treasures: from wonderful tapestries and ancient maps to paintings and Egyptian objects d'art.

In the Sistine Chapel the greatest painters of the time contributed to the religious artwork on the walls and ceiling, including Michelangelo. Michelangelo  was told to paint a new ceiling which didn't thrill him. He preferred to sculpt. Of all the scenes painted by him, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, one in particular is often talked about and shown,  the "Creation of Adam", it depicts a story from the Bible. Years after completing the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo was told to paint the story of the Last Judgment on the altar wall. 
St. Peter's Basilica is the world's largest church. It holds 60,000 people! 

The child-friendly private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is a meaningful and fun cultural learning experience. Designed for families with kids visiting the Vatican City, it’s full of curiosities and fascinating anecdotes that make the colorful personalities of the artists come to life.