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Private Vatican tour for kids: A visit to a museum is also an adventure and a game, without taking anything away from the desire to learn. This is a special tour with curiosities, leggends and games for children and their parents. Extras: treasure Hunt Option (book in the optionsals) You will discover many things while having fun, such as that when you enter the vatican Museums, you’re entering the Vatican City State. It’s the smallest but probably the most famous city state in the world. In centuries gone by, the popes governed a state which was spread over a much wider area, but it ceased to exist in 1870 when italian troops entered Rome. Like all indipendent states the Vatican has its own coins, stamps, radio station, but it also has its own rules and laws, together with police force and law court to enforce them. The Head of the state is the Pope who is chosen from among cardinals the world over. The Pope has his own personal guards called the Swiss Guards, you will see them in front of the main entrances of the Vatican. The private collection of the pope is packed of artworks: ancient statues from Egypt, Greece and Rome, sarcophaguses, busts, frescoes and tapestries, but also painting made in any period of the history. Thanks to his collection historians could write the books that you normally use at school. Of corse you mustn’t miss the Sistine Chapel which was frescoed by Michelangelo. Follow your tour guide into St Peter’s basilica. Even this church is rich in works of art and monuments. Here are some of them that you can’t miss: the Canopy by Bernini, the bronze statue of St. Peter, the Pietà by Michelangelo. Leave the church and look at the center where there is the obelisk brought from Egypt and just think: it was so big that they had to build a special made-to-measure ship to transport it. Eventually, before to say good bye to your guide, turn around to enjoy the magnificent colonnade by Bernini, it seems almost to wrap you in an embrace.
Private Vatican tour for kids