Vatican Tours

May 9th, 2002, 09:20 PM
  #1  
joanne
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Vatican Tours

Are Vatican Tours a must? (In your opinion)
 
May 10th, 2002, 05:37 AM
  #2  
elaine
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Yes imo but I can't recommend the one I took that was offered by the Vatican Museums itself. (There's a tour sign- up window inside where you buy your ticket.) The tour was rushed, but even more important, our (I assume) knowledgeable guide unfortunately spoke incomprehensible English.
Some people have spoken well of the audio tape guide, I didn't try it.

What I should have done, and what I will do next time is take Scala Reale's 4 hour Vatican Tour. I took a couple other of their tours and they were fabulous.
 
May 10th, 2002, 06:27 AM
  #3  
Larry
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
joanne:

You can enjoy the Vatican without a tour, but a good tour will greatly enhance the experience. I would strongly recommend Scala Reale. Ask for Liz Lev. I took a tour with her and a small group in November and she was fabulous. We concentrated on the Sistine Chapel (we got there when it opened), the Raphael rooms and St. Peters. She is a trained art-historian and her insights on the art made me see it with new eyes (this was my fourth time at the Vatican).
 
May 10th, 2002, 06:30 AM
  #4  
Carol
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
We took the Scala Reale Vatican/Sistine Chapel tour and loved every minute of it. Since their guides are art histor/architecture graduate students who live in Rome, they are very knowledgeable and bring a different dimension to the tour.

They gave us insightful mini history lessons with each major piece of art and our guide had a terrific sense of humor as well. I recommend them very highly.
 
May 10th, 2002, 05:35 PM
  #5  
claire
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
We took the Scala Reale Vatican Tour and I'd highly recommend it as well.
 
May 10th, 2002, 05:39 PM
  #6  
Kathy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I think a Vatican Tour is helpful to get a better sense of history. I used Three Amigos Tour. Our tour guide was very informative, spoke perfect English, as well as Italian. We spent about 4 hours on the tour.
 
May 11th, 2002, 07:08 AM
  #7  
Cheryl
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Kelly-

Is there a web site for THE THREE AMIGOS?

Thanks---Cheryl
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
agsimpkins13
Europe
11
Sep 8th, 2017 01:14 PM
caze17
Europe
8
Oct 21st, 2012 08:41 AM
rosecity15
Europe
5
Sep 28th, 2012 09:31 PM
GypsyGurl
Europe
5
Aug 5th, 2011 06:30 AM
Joniellen
Europe
10
Jun 22nd, 2004 09:48 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:14 PM.