Michelangelo Rome Tour: in the footsteps of Michelangelo
Set off on a private, guided tour through the Eternal City, and follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo with the Michelangelo Rome Tour! Accompanied by an expert guide we will admire masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance dispersed throughout Rome. Moreover, you will learn the history and interesting anecdotes about Michelangelo’s life, who was not just a painter, but also an incredible sculptor and architect.
Highlights of this tour
- St. Peter’s in Chains
- Capitoline Hill
- Santa Maria Sopra la Minerva
- Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
- Starting Time: 9:30 am – 2 pm
- 3 Hours
Church of St. Peter’s in Chains
The first stop on your Michelangelo Rome Tour will be the Church of St. Peter’s in Chains, known in Italian as San Pietro in Vincoli.
Marvel at one of Michelangelo’s masterpieces, “the Moses”, an impressive statue, designed for the tomb of Pope Julius II and carved with the best blocks of Carrara marble.
Capitoline Hill Rome
Next, walk down cobblestone streets, while listening to your tour guide telling you stories and anecdotes about Michelangelo and Rome.
Strolling through Rome’s historic center we will reach Piazza del Campidoglio on the Capitoline Hill, a square with a unique perspective planned and designed by the artist. Commissioned by Pope Paul III to impress king Charles V, who was expected to come to Rome in 1538, the square was intended to be a symbol of Rome’s greatness and splendor.
The Risen Christ
Continue your stroll through the charming streets of the Eternal City, and end your tour inside the Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra la Minerva, where you’ll see the Cristo della Minerva, also known as the Risen Christ, up close and personal.
General Information About This Tour
GENERAL INFO AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Michelangelo Rome Tour lasts 3 hours and covers major’s Michelangelo’s Masterpieces in Rome such as:
- The Moses in St.Peter’s in Chains
- Square on Capitoline Hill
- The Risen Christ in the Church of Santa Maria Sopra la Minerva
Please, note that dress code is required inside Rome’s major Churches. Make sure that shoulders, abdomen, or knees are covered. Jeans, and capris are allowed.
I also Recommend comfortable footwear.
For the Michelangelo Rome Tour no tickets are needed
- Meeting point for the Michelangelo Rome Tour is set directly at your hotel downtown Rome
COMBINE YOUR TOUR WITH
The Michelangelo Rome Tour can be customized with multiple itinerary extensions, such as:
- Morning Food Tour;
- Evening Food Tour
- St. Peter’s Church
We had 2 days of walking tours with Nicole. She was the best! She is so knowledgable and provided so much information for us. We have been to Rome several times and always chose a private walking tour. Nicole was one of the best tour guides we ever had. Thanks Nicole for making our trip the most memorable!
Donna Mchale (Chicago, Illinois)
September 13th, 2015
We just arrived home from our 12-day Italian vacation. Hands down, the highlight of our trip was the time we spent with Nicole. She was a fabulous tour guide! Truly, the best one (group or private) we had during our stay. On our first full day in Rome, she met us at our apartment and took us on a 3-hour tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Forum. On our last full day of vacation, we met Nicole again for a tour of the Vatican. Each and every time she took wonderful care of us!
Kwb327 (Washington D.C)
August 1st, 2015
Simply the best way to experience the Vatican in my opinion. Nicole provided a brilliant and fascinating private tour of the Vatican. She had a hard job as our children (9 & 11) were tired, it was hot and busy but she made it so interesting and really engaged with the children understanding completely how much they could take in. They keep talking about the interesting facts they discovered. We knew it would be hard to make such an historic and detailed site interesting but she managed it and the children and we really enjoyed it.
Simon M (Hampton, UK)
August 24th, 2016
Nicole was such a fantastic guide! She is also an archaeologist by trade and as a result has a depth of knowledge which she shares in an easy to embrace manner. She also has access to places others do not. She is young, smart and bubbly. It is obvious she loves what she does and wants to share her perspective. Our two sons in their 20's were fully engaged and entertained by her. We all learned so much even though we weren't looking to.
Bundle11 (New York, USA)
June 7th, 2015
My husband, daughter and I spent a great morning at the Vatican with Nicole. She is a delightful young woman...and also a trained archaeologist with incredible knowledge of Vatican artifacts and artwork. Her enthusiasm for both is contagious! Nicole helped us bypass all of that and we were in in no time! Throughout our tour, she also helped us negotiate our way around large tour groups that clog passageways.
Linda B (Worcester, Massachusetts)
April 30th, 2015
We took a tour of Basilica San Clemente and the Priscilla Catacombs with Nicole and enjoyed it immensely. Not only was she very informative, pointing out all kinds of details we would have otherwise missed, but also very friendly. She spoke clearly and was always open to us interrupting and asking our own questions. When it came to the Priscilla Catacombs, Nicole knew all the staff personally and was able to show us the most important sights and tell stories to bring them to life.
William2424 (London, UK)
March 3, 2015
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