Vatican Mosaic School tour
About this experience
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.
How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
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.
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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
The meeting point is located – as you face the Basilica – under the right side colonnade, just in the middle, precisely in correspondence of the Police Hurdle. Our staff (wearing a blue jacket with the Vox Mundi logo printed on it) will wait for you to accompany you, through a dedicated gate, inside the Basilica.