Imagine you are holding the key to the Sistine Chapel and sliding it into the keyhole. This will unlock the door to the eternal treasures for thousands of people who will be there that day. You cautiously swing the door and step into the darkened chapel, feeling dizzy.
As you get your bearings inside, you start to hear a whirring sound. The lights will turn on shortly thereafter. Your eyes adjust. As the masterpieces slowly become more apparent, your eyes adjust and you are awestruck as you gaze at them in silence.
We are so excited to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with guests.
Our VIP VaticanKey Master’s Tour: Unlock Sistine Chapel. You’ll be accompanied by the Key Master to enter the Vatican Museums at dawn. He will unlock the doors to the vast art collection and stunning galleries. You will be accompanied by the Key Master, clavigero in Italian, as he opens the Vatican Museums.
The Sistine Chapel will be the main attraction of your visit. However, there are other highlights you will see in the Vatican Museums such as the “Mysterious Laocoon And His Sons” statue, the Belvedere body, the Gallery of the Maps, and Gallery of the Tapestries. You’ll be accompanied by a Vatican Museums official tour guide for the duration of the two-hour visit. You can enjoy the beautiful artworks in peace and quiet without the distraction of crowds. Your guide will share stories and insight with you in a small group.
Enjoy the Raphael Rooms by themselves. You can also explore the four spaces, which include the Sala di Constantino (the Stanza di Eliodoro), the Stanza della Segnatura (the Stanza dell’incendio del Borgo), and the Stanza di Eliodoro (the Stanza di Eliodoro). Your guide will help you decode Raphael’s frescoes. These are both considered the artistic pinnacle in the Italian Renaissance and Michelangelo’s ceiling in Sistine Chapel, which were painted around the same time.
Enjoy the amazing art, opening doors and turning on lights. Your tour ends with a delicious breakfast buffet in the Pinecone Courtyard. If you’d like to continue exploring the Vatican Museums after breakfast, you have the option to stay for your own exploration.
This is the best experience you can have in the Vatican Museums. Check out our Instagram Highlights for a peek at the tour. Guests had an unforgettable time “playing” Key Master and were granted special access to rooms normally closed to the public. They also had the chance to wander the empty galleries.
Although the tour’s start can seem daunting, especially for those who are not a morning person, our guests rave about it. We are confident that whether you’re visiting the Vatican Museums for the first time or fifth time, the VIP Vatican Key Master’s Tour: Unlocking the Sistine Chapel will make an impression.