Places to visit in Rome

Among Rome places to visit, the Vatican Museums are certainly a must see. In fact, you can find them in the itinerary of the Vatican City Tours carried out by our Transfers Rome drivers. If the museum rooms and the Pontifical Galleries are already wonderful during the day, they are even more so under the moonlight. From May until 25th July and from 5th September to 21st October 2014, every Friday night from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM it will be possible to book a guided night tour of the Vatican Museums. The entrance closes at 09:30 PM (the guided tour takes about 2 hours) and you must book online through the official website of the museum. For these night openings, there have also been organized cultural events and concerts, which are part of the music festival “Il Bello da Sentire” (for visits that include the concerts, the entrance will be at 06:00 PM). Visual and sculptural arts blend with music, performed by young talents of the musical scene in the rooms of the museum of the Popes: a magical experience. Over 20 night appointments at the Vatican Museums are planned on the calendar.

To reach all Rome places to visit 24/7, it’s possible to book the chauffeur-driven car-hire services offered by the company Transfers Rome. Even during the evening, you will travel in complete safety, because your private driver will be waiting for you in front of the hotel to take you to the Vatican Museums, and then he’ll be just outside of the museum ready to take you back to the hotel or to take you on an evocative Rome by Night Tour.

The best places to visit in Rome

During the night openings of the Vatican Museums, you’ll also be able to visit the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Upper Galleries, Raphael’s Rooms, the Borgia Apartment (only selected rooms), the Collection of Modern Religious Art and of course the Sistine Chapel (you can always see it at the end of your visit). Just for this time, there will be open to the public the Rooms of St. Pius V, in which are preserved medieval and renaissance ceramics and ancient Roman micro-mosaics. For online bookings of the guided tours, for information about the ticket prices and for the detailed program of the festival “Il Bello da Sentire”, we suggest visiting the website If you plan on going to the capital during your summer holidays, you can’t miss the opportunity to see the Vatican Museums after sunset. Other Rome places to visit worth seeing by night that we recommend are the Colosseum and the Imperial Fora, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona.

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Rome Tour Map

In your Transfers Rome private car Rome tour map we suggest you include a visit at the Capitoline Museums, located in Piazza del Campidoglio. It was Michelangelo who, in the middle of the 16th century, designed this fine Roman piazza, which stands on the smallest of the seven hills. The exhibition “1564-2014 MICHELANGELO. A Universal Artist” is dedicated to this great Tuscan artist, a documentary exhibition created to celebrate 450 years since the death of the painter, architect and sculptor of the Italian Renaissance. Michelangelo’s most famous works in Rome are certainly the frescoes on the Vault of the Sistine Chapel and the Last Judgement, which you can admire in the Vatican Museums. The traces left by the Aretine artist in the capital are numerous: the statues of Moses, Rachel and Leah in the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains), the frescoes in the Cappella Paolina (Pauline Chapel) figuring the Conversion of Saul and the Crucifixion of St. Peter, and the architectural projects of St. Peter’s Basilica. Every work by Michelangelo is a breathtaking masterpiece. Following in his footsteps in the eternal city, it is possible to build an ideal Rome tour map that ends in the Vatican City and that can start exactly in Piazza del Campidoglio. From 27th May to 24th September 2014, here in the rooms of the Capitoline Museums it will be possible to visit the exhibition dedicated to this great Italian creative mind. It was important to remember the 450th anniversary of his death with a great exhibition event, in the city where he lived for many years until the end of his life. The museum visit will go through the traces left by Michelangelo in person: projects, drawings, maquettes, writings, letters and poems. Through a series of “thematic contrasts” that aim to highlight the complex creative and crafting phases of Michelangelo’s works, you will experience an exhibition that follows the whole life and art of the author. If you plan to organize a Rome City Tour it’s an appointment you can’t miss.

Rome Tour Map: Michelangelo exhibition at the Capitoline Museums

The exhibition “1564-2014 MICHELANGELO. A Universal Artist” at the Capitoline Museums is conceived and curated by the superintendent Cristina Acidini, relies on an important scientific committee and is prepared and organized by the cultural associations Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi and Zètema Progetto Cultura. For further information about the exhibition, ticket prices, and bookings, we suggest you visit the website of the Capitoline Museums. If instead you wish to rent a private chauffeur driven car for your customized Rome tour map, please don’t hesitate to contact Transfers Rome.

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