Tours from Home: The Wonders of the Sistine Chapel

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Why take this online tour?

Over the course of this live experience, journey into the heart of the Sistine Chapel and the mind of famed Italian sculptor, and (reluctant) painter Michelangelo. Let our expert guide bring to life the purpose, meaning, and conceptions of the most famed chapel in the world, as well as the fascinating rites and rituals surrounding the election of Pontifex Maximus, known the world over as the Pope.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with a leading expert guide who will share stories of the Sistine Chapel, its wondrous masterpieces, and the artists who adorned its interior.
  • Created with Sketch.Learn the secrets to Michelangelo’s artistry, his reluctance to complete the work, and his dedication to the Catholic Church.
  • Created with Sketch.Listen as the guide reveals the Conclave’s rites and rituals to electing a new Pope.
  • Created with Sketch.Join in conversation with others from around the world and ask the experts all your burning questions.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live experience from the comfort of your own home.
  • Created with Sketch.With every online tour booking, receive a $25 voucher for any Walks tour, valid for 2 years.

Step into one of the Vatican’s greatest treasures

Tender footsteps across a cold mosaic floor of a man often cited as the greatest artist of all time can still be heard by the millions of people each year who visit his greatest masterpiece - the Sistine Chapel. If you listen closely, and let your imagination take over, the year is 1508 and resistant Italian sculptor Michelangelo has just been commissioned to honor Pope Julius II with a fresco.

On this live tour from home, Walks, along with our expert Vatican guide will lay the foundation for the building of the Sistine Chapel, the works of arts surrounding the walls which lead up to the high altar and its incomparable ceiling - Michelangelo’s contribution. The artist executed themes of C...

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Tender footsteps across a cold mosaic floor of a man often cited as the greatest artist of all time can still be heard by the millions of people each year who visit his greatest masterpiece - the Sistine Chapel. If you listen closely, and let your imagination take over, the year is 1508 and resistant Italian sculptor Michelangelo has just been commissioned to honor Pope Julius II with a fresco.

On this live tour from home, Walks, along with our expert Vatican guide will lay the foundation for the building of the Sistine Chapel, the works of arts surrounding the walls which lead up to the high altar and its incomparable ceiling - Michelangelo’s contribution. The artist executed themes of Christian cosmology and tirelessly worked for years to station the divine lineage of the Popes.

Over the hour, your guide will share the secrets and stories of their life working within the Vatican Museums - divulging what they have come to learn in their studies and share often overlooked articles of interest about the Sistine Chapel.

Swinging the conversation to modern times, hear the tale of how a new Pope is elected, the major role the Sistine Chapel plays in this convocation and what rituals are executed as the Cardinals are sequestered within the Sistine Chapel’s walls until a new leader has been divinely appointed.

Journey via this online experience into the mind of a Master artist and the rites, rituals, and religious orders that take place beneath his greatest work.

In addition, for every online tour booking, you'll receive a $25 Walks voucher valid for use over the next two years!

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier - now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Gaze in silence and awe at the Michelangelo's masterwork, in pristine conditions.
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Francesca was terrific. Her ability to encapsulate the art of the Sistine Chapel with such clarity and expression was remarkable. She provided fun facts while continuing to focus on the mission of explaining the elements of the chapel in a superbly organized arrangement. Well done and thank you!!! P.S. Her opening timeline was very helpful and again, shows her organizational flow.

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