Black Card - Full Day Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica

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Departure time: 10.00 am

What's included:

  • Skip-the-Line entrance to the Colosseum, the underground, the Palatine hill and the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica
  • Guided Tour
  • Booking and handling fee
  • Guest relations assistance
  • Private transfer service from/to hotel

What's not included:
  • Lunch

What to remember:
  • People under 18 must bring a valid ID
  • Students under 24 must bring their student card
  • Access to Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and Saint Peter's Basilica is permitted only to visitors dressed appropriately (no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, no hats allowed)
  • It is not permitted to enter the Museums with trolleys, large suitcases and backpacks, umbrellas with a spike tip, glass bottles, knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other people or damage works of art
  • Pushchairs are permitted in the Museums


The Full day tour starts with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in the morning, and the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's basilica in the afternoon.


Our journey will start with the Colosseum, also known as the world’s biggest amphitheater. UNESCO has added it in the list of the “World Heritage”: its construction started in 72 A.C. and ended 8 years later. It could contain between 50 and 75 thousand spectators, and was used until 523 A.C.
Your tour guide will tell you about the different techniques used to build it and he will introduce you to the Gladiators' world, the famous fighters who used to duel in the arena: it appears that this type of fighting started in ancient Greece in order to celebrate private memorial services and the Romans transformed them in acclaimed public shows. The Colosseum day type was split in three sections: fights between men and animals in the morning, execution of criminals at lunch time, gladiator fights in the afternoon.
Our tour will go on through every details: from the organization to the social and economical aspects. In particular they will introduce you all types of gladiators: they used to be around 30 types and each one of them used the roman emperor’s military fighting techniques.


Next stop is
Palazzo dei Cesari, on the Palatine Hill. This is where the word “Palatium” (building) comes from. You will be taken to see the ruins of the Domus Augustana and then the paintings of Nero's first building: the only ones that were saved after the arson that took place in 64 A.C.


Our tour continues with a visit to the Roman Forum,
originally a necropolis, later transformed in the heart of Rome with temples, cathedrals, the Popes' Curia and Domus.


The morning will end in the marvellous Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo, where there is a spectacular sight of the ancient Rome.

- Lunch Break - (not included)

The tour continues the afternoon with the Vatican Museums, where since 1503 the pontiffs have collected all the pieces of art throughout several years. We will start from the Picture Gallery, with Raffaello’s artworks (I cartoni degli arazzi, La Trasfigurazione),  Leonardo da Vinci's (San Girolamo), Caravaggio's (La deposizione di Cristo), Giotto's (Il trittico Stefaneschi), just to name some of the most famous ones. You will then go though the spectacular Cortile della Pigna and the Cortile del Belvedere, passing by the Animal’s Gallery, to join the Muse's Room (Torso del Belvedere), to finish in the famous Circle Room. You will then pass by the Greek Cross Room, in order to admire Saint Helen's and Saint Constance sarcophagus. You will go through the Sala della Biga and continue throughout several galleries: the Candelabra gallery, the Galleria degli Arazzi, the Map's Gallery. Furthermore, you'll reach the Pius V's Room and moreover the Sobieskj Room, which is the Immaculate Conceptions' room. Finally you'll  arrive to Raffaello's Rooms: four rooms frescoed by the master painter D'Urbino, started in 1508. You will then visit the Borgia's family rich apartments who was known for it's power among society and its violence. Finally you’ll arrive to the famous Sistine Chapel : it has been entirely frescoed by Michelangelo and represents a spectacular place that you would never want to leave.

Our tour will carry on to Saint Peter's basilica by passing in front of the famous Porta Santa. Saint Peter's was  built between 1506 and 1626 : an interminable construction site! By the way, a big amount of travertine  (used to build the Colosseum) has become a part of  Saint Peter's  building material. The construction started with Pope Julius II in 1506, who asked Italian artist Bramante to destroy the original Constantine Cathedral  in order to  build a new one with the Greek cross plan. Inside the church you'll admire the renowned  Michelangelo's La Pietà  and Bernini's baldacchino : the statue made by Arnolfo di Cambio in honor of Saint Peter.
Furthermore, you will see the Vatican's cavern where the Popes' tombs are located.

The tour will finally end in Piazza San Pietro with its marvelous  Bernini columns, a symbol of the embracement between the church and the christian world. You will admire  Saint Peter's dome, created by Michelangelo, and  the balcony where the Pontiff gives the blessings. Here you will see Sistine Chapel's roof  where the white or black smoke comes out from in case of the new Pope's election  and the famous obelisk  in the middle of the square.


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Our team is ready to answer all your questions, from monday to saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (gmt+1)


Telephone: +39 0664525883

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Skype: VipinItaly

17/02/2016 12:00:15

jennifer C.

We absolutely loved this full day, our guide Meedo was super. A full immersion in the ancient Rome, colosseum, vatican, forum, palatine hill, saint peter's..it was magic! Thank you for the Vip service!

24/11/2015 20:39:00

Geneviève M.

Très belle visite guidée privée: pas de queues, chauffeur très professionnel ainsi que la guide. Un peu fatiguant mais cela est du à la quantité de choses à voir dans cette ville merveilleuse!

22/11/2015 15:18:30

Gillian T.

thank you to everyone, our journey was amazing!

09/11/2015 12:11:30

Peter M.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly! In addition, we could skip the lines and spend the extra time admiring the sights. We highly recommend it.

05/11/2015 23:34:30

Jean-Baptiste M.

Nous avons adoré ma femme et moi ce tour privé. Super chauffeur, merci Agostino, super guide, merci Aminata. Nous avons eu une assistance complète de tout le monde. A' faire.