Vatican Tour Guide - Exploring The Raphael Rooms As Part Of Your Tour

No visit to Rome would be complete without a trip to the Vatican. Millions flock to it every year, many in the company of a Vatican tour guide. Within the many museums and galleries of Vatican City are the Raphael Rooms, a premier attraction of this small and unique State.

The four Raphael Rooms are part of a suite of reception rooms in the Papal Apartments. Raphael’s frescoes in these rooms are some of the most splendid in Rome, along with Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes that form the centerpiece of the Sistine Chapel. The most famous of Raphael’s frescoes is “The School of Athens”, an instantly recognizable work and one that most tourists are sure to see when they visit Vatican City. However, it is one of a number of Raphael’s frescoes and some of them are equally as fascinating, just not as famous. If you book private Vatican tours, you’ll want to know you’re in the hands of a knowledgeable guide who can help you fill in the gaps. If you want to explore the extraordinary histories of the other frescoes and not just the most famous then book guided tours of Italy that can provide you with depth of knowledge and enthusiastic explanations. These marvelous frescoes date from the early 16th century and were commissioned by Pope Julius II to redecorate his suite of apartments. What they’ve turned into over the centuries are one of the highlights of a trip to Vatican City than everyone needs to see at least once in their life.

With Guidaly, you’ll get an expert on Rome and the Vatican. This means that your Vatican tour guide will know the stunning art and architecture intimately. There’s no substitute for this kind of knowledge and enthusiasm. Head to and take a look at your tour options for your Vatican adventure.