Vatican Mosaic School and Basilica tour

Discover the art of mosaic visiting the Vatican Mosaic school and St. Peter's Basilica

KEY DETAILS

  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Type of tour: Private tour
  • Inclusions: Private English-speaking guide and entrance to Mosaic School

Tour description

The aim of this unique tour is to discover and celebrate the beauty of mosaics. Thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans, Rome is home of many mosaic masterpieces. Above all, in Rome it’s possible to visit a unique place: the Vatican Mosaic School.

This fascinating place, which is not included in the touristic itinerary, is literally a gem inside the Vatican. It was created to decorate the interior of the St. Peter’s Basilica but fortunately it is still operating today.

In here it is possible to observe the mosaic techniques and the art of very important and expert mosaicists.

After this, we will head to St. Peter’s Basilica and admire the beauty of the mosaics in all its glory. This church, which is the largest in the world, contains over 28000 mosaic pieces!

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