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Vatican Mosaic School tour

Join an exclusive tour of the Mosaic Studio in Vatican. Watch restorers at work and admire the splendid mosaics of the Basilica.
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1 hour

Vatican Mosaic School tour

Join an exclusive tour of the Mosaic Studio in Vatican. Watch restorers at work and admire the splendid mosaics of the Basilica.

About this activity

Perhaps not everyone knows that the St. Peter's Basilica interior is not decorated with paintings, instead, its walls are covered with stunning mosaics. This is why the visit to the Mosaic School is a can’t-miss experience for all the art-lovers.

Reach the work rooms located next to Casa Santa Marta and discover where the marvellous mosaics of the Basilica are restored, but also new works of art that the Pope offers as gifts to Heads of State when he visits them on official trips.

At the end of the tour, buy one of the small objects made by these artisans and take away a memory of a special day in Rome.




Additional Information

The tour begins and ends in St. Peter’s Square. In some cases, it is possible to leave through the Porta del Perugino, located next to the headquarters of the Swiss Guards. You might even be lucky enough to be “greeted” by a Swiss Guard!
Children under 7 don’t pay. Please provide child’s proof of age upon entry
Appropriate clothing must be worn to enter the Vatican*
Visitors must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their ticket/voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. It is the individual responsibility of each visitor to arrive at the meeting point on time.

Shoulders and knees must be covered
Vests, camisoles or shorts are not allowed, either for men or women
Visitors not dressed appropriately will not be allowed to enter the Basilica.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund

Inclusion & Exclusion

What's included

Reserved entrance
Official Vatican Guides

What's not included

Guided or audio tour of the Basilica
Guided or audio tour of the Cupola
Shuttle service to and from the hotel
Any additional services not previously listed

Meeting Point

The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – on the right-hand side of the square, OUTSIDE the colonnade, in front of the Vatican Post Office (see map). Our staff (wearing blue vests with the Vox Mundi logo printed on them) will be waiting for you 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the tour to lead you inside the Basilica, through a reserved entrance

  • July 26, 2017

    WOW! Incredibile . I will be back and I would like to suggest it to every one. Interesting and complete especially for family with kids!

    Reviewed by Roger W.
    Verified User
  • July 19, 2017

    Forse una delle esperienze più complete ed entusiasmanti mai fatte. Vedere artisti lavorare ai mosaici è stato indimenticabile. Lo raccomando con 5 stelle . Grazie

    Reviewed by Elisabetta G.
    Verified User
  • July 14, 2017

    Fantastically organised with the nicest people from your company worthwhile!

    Reviewed by Micheal L.
    Verified User
  • July 10, 2017

    Meravigliosa e incredibile. Consiglio a chiunque sia interessato all'arte del Vaticano. La nostra guida ci ha portato in studio mosaico dove 12 artisti sono in carica di riparare tutti i mosaici di San Pietro, così come crearne di nuove. Ci hanno mostrato le tecniche di lavorazione del vetro, gli artisti al lavoro, e ho visto molti splendidi mosaici. Abbiamo avuto un'ottima guida!

    Reviewed by Giuseppe P.
    Verified User
  • July 01, 2017

    Merveilles inoubliables ! Nous avons reçu au-delà de ce que nous souhaitions savoir. Lors d'une prochaine visite les tableaux de la Basilique St Pierre susciterons en nous un total émerveillement.

    Reviewed by Hélène R.
    Verified User