As one of the most sacred locations of Christianity, Vatican City is largely linked to the history of the religion and is a pilgrimage center for many. Being an exemplary site for Renaissance and Baroque art, St. Peter’s Basilica and the museums are an art lover’s dream, showcasing some of the most important collections in the world! One can not help but marvel at the intricate frescos gracefully covering the walls and ceiling where Michelangelo’s brushstrokes led to his greatest masterpiece: “The Last Judgement” in the Sistine Chapel. If you wish to visit at a time with fewer crowds, the night tours make for a spectacular experience!
Tip: Security checks are conducted by a metal detector. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are absolutely prohibited. Entrance to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Gardens is allowed only to appropriately dressed visitors!