The Legendary Raphael
Vatican Museums – Sant’Agostino Basilica
Precisely 500 years from his death, pay homage to Raphael – among the most talented and gifted geniuses in history – by indulging in the discovery of his most prolific and fascinating years, in 1500s’ Rome. Together with your expert guide, you will visit the Vatican Museums, with a special focus on the artist’s wonderful work. Explore the stunning Vatican Pinacoteca, whose collection grew richer and richer in the years reaching its current nucleus of 460 paintings, from Giotto to Leonardo, from Caravaggio to, you guessed it, the legendary Raphael. Proceed to the mesmerizing Raphael Rooms, a breathtaking masterpiece of the painter that moved to Rome, called by the Pope himself, specifically to decorate these spectacular spaces. Do not miss the School of Athens, one of the most celebrated Renaissance works, in which you can spot the self-portrait of the artist. Last, but not least, you will also get to marvel at the unique Sistine Chapel, realized by another incredible artist, Michelangelo.
Leave now the Vatican Museums to witness another creation by the artist: head to the Basilica of St. Agostino, where waiting for you is a magnificent and powerful 16th century fresco featuring the prophet Isaiah.
DURATION & RATES: 3 hours – starting from €370 for two people, includes entrance tickets to all the sites, private guide at disposal for 3 hours.