Avoid the long queues and save precious holiday time with skip-the-line Vatican Museum tickets. An official guide will take you around the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica giving you all the information about these magnificent sites. See the breath taking halls of the Vatican Museums with thousands of art and sculpture masterpieces by artists like Raphael and Giotto. In addition you are offered the chance to combine this classic tour featuring Michelangelo and Raffaello with a easy-to-visit and spectacular exhibition showing off the brilliant genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Please note that the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition is not a guided tour.
Experience the famous Sistine Chapel with its fresco of "The Last Judgement" by Michelangelo. Discover the mystery behind the controversial painting of "The Last Supper" at the center of Dan Brown's novel, "The Da Vinci Code".
Michelangelo Buonarroti lived from 1475-1564 (age 89) - sculptor, artist, architect, and a poet. Leonardo da Vinci lived from 1452-1519 (age 67) - artist, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and a writer.
Michelangelo's most famous works include "David" (Florence), "Moses" (Rome), "La Pietà" (Vatican), the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, "The Last Judgement" and the "Creation of Adam" (Vatican). Leonardo's most famous works include the "Mona Lisa" (Paris), "The Last Supper" (Milan), "Vitruvian Man", projects for the helicopter, armored tank, bicycle, parachute, robot, telephone, and an unsupported extension bridge.
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were bitter rivals and often clashed in public? Some gossip ... Leonardo, who was older than Michelangelo, convinced the powerful Medici Family in Florence to place young Michelangelo's now famous statue of David in a remote corner of the Loggia della Signoria.
Now for the first time, this tour gives you the magnificent opportunity to see, compare, and decide which of the two geniuses is the best.