Vatican Mosaic School official guided visit with fast-track entrance

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Join an exclusive tour of the Mosaic Studio in the Vatican: watch restorers at work and admire the splendid mosaics of the Basilica Perhaps not everyone knows that the St. Peter's Basilica interior is not decorated with paintings, instead, its walls are covered with stunning mosaics. This is why the visit to the Mosaic School is a can’t-miss experience for all the art-lovers.Reach the workrooms located next to Casa Santa Marta and discover where the marvellous mosaics of the Basilica are restored, but also new works of art that the Pope offers as gifts to Heads of State when he visits them on official trips.At the end of the tour, buy one of the small objects made by these artisans and take away a memory of a special day in Rome.

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Admire the stunning mosaics inside St. Peter's Basilica, Explore the restored treasures with an expert guide, Tour for experts and lovers of the mosaic art


Reserved entrance, Official Vatican guides

Not Included

Guided or audio tour of the Basilica, Guided or audio tour of the Cupola, Shuttle service to and from the hotel

Useful information

  • All the participants to the Mosaic Tour must show a valid document to the Vatican Gendarmery (only identity cards and passports accepted)
  • Entrance to the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Low cut or sleeveless tops or shorts are not allowed for both men and women. Clients that do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry to the Vatican
  • The tour begins and ends in St. Peter’s Square
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants
  • Children under 7 don’t pay. Please provide child’s proof of age upon entry
  • There will be an airport-style security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag
  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled tour time and show their voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point
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