Imagine, if you will, making your way through the crowded mess that is the Musei Vaticani on a typical summer day. Packed with tourists, you shuffle through, half-admiring the timeless art and half-watching your step. Now, imagine that Vatican security steps out just for you, unhinging velvet ropes and letting you through to areas prohibited to the public. “Wow… VIP,” an American tourist comments, partly in jest and in jealousy. You smile, humbly, but also somewhat proudly, because you certainly feel like a “VIP” as you bypass the hordes and enter breathtaking areas like sections of the Stanze di Raffaello with just you, your guide and a few others.
It’s like having the Vatican Museums all for yourself. Continue reading “Visiting the Musei Vaticani like a VIP with Walks of Italy”