Don’t just skip the line at the Vatican Museum to avoid the crowds... enjoy them all to yourself! With a little planning you can arrange to visit to the Vatican Museum and see one of the world’s most important art collections after dark, making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Vatican Museums are famed for their extensive collection of ancient sculptures, Renaissance works and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Many tour companies offer after-hour tours of the museums or book directly through the Musei Vaticani website.
As the former seat of power of the magnanimous Roman Empire, Rome has been at the centre of western civilisation for millennia and accrued incomparable artistic and cultural wealth over time. Built upon layers of history, the city is replete with iconic sights and architectural treasures that earn the place its name of The Eternal City and make it one of the most fascinating metropolises in the world.
It would take a lifetime to see everything Rome has to offer, but 48 hours is just enough time to visit the city’s main attractions, enjoy leisurely strolls in the historic centre and eat like a local at some of Rome’s best restaurants. And with a sunny Mediterranean climate, Rome is a great weekend escape in every season.