Vatican & Sistine Tour
The State of Vatican City was created in 1929 when the papacy and the Italian government signed an agreement, the “Lateran Treaty”, which regulated with a set of rules the relationship between church and state and put an end to a dispute that had lasted decades. This controversy, known as the “Roman Question” was opened between 1860 and 1870, when the papacy, with the birth of the Italian state, was forced to give up its dominion over Latium, Umbria, Marche, and Romagna (regions, ie, that formed the ancient state of the Church). When the Italian troops entered Rome (September 20, 1870) Pope Pius IX, considering himself the victim of a theft, he retired in the palaces of the Vatican.
The Historical Museum, founded also in 1973, passed in 1987in the papal palace of the Lateran, a collection of iconographic Popes, as well as memorabilia and Pontifical Military Corps of the Pontifical Chapel and the Family, also abolished the office hours, and finally, a record of the ceremony is no longer in use. In the Vatican is a section of Papal carriages and automobiles. Since early 2000, the Vatican Museums welcome visitors with a spacious new entrance where there are reception services, enriched by several artworks, two of which were specially created.
- Mon. / Sat. 8:30am to 5:00pm
- Sunday The Museums are closed to the public.
- 1-4pax: 140€ 4H
- 5-8pax: 160€ 4H
price for transfer and waiting