This tour offers the unique opportunity to visit the prestigious mosaic workshop and gallery space inside Vatican City and witness artists at work making mosaics of great historical significance. You will learn about and discover the oldest artistic tradition of the Vatican. The tour covers St. Peter’s Basilica and Square in-depth and the Pope’s private mosaic workshop intricately tied to the history of the basilica itself. The tour provides an overview of the development of the Catholic Church and independent entity of Vatican City and you will witness art history in the making. Inside the basilica we will admire the Papal tombs, Michelangelo’s Pieta’ and the mosaic masterpieces that cover the entire interior of the church produced inside the workshop hundreds of years ago.
Duration: 2 hours
Sites visited: Mosaic workshop, St. Peter’s Basilica.