The Pinacoteca is one of the Vatican Museums and contains painting masterpieces from XI to XIX century.
It is often disregarded by hasty tourists whose unique goal is to see the Sistine Chapel and few other world famous sites. Nevertheless, it is a unique collection of art treasures that is very worth visiting with a guide.
It is a journey through Italian painting from Medieval to Renaissance and Baroque times led by a fun and informative local expert. The collection contains great works by some of the top masters of their time including Raphael's Transfiguration, Leonardo's St. Jerome, Caravaggio's Deposition and many more by Beato Angelico, Giotto, Titian, Veronese, Perugino and others.
At the end of this tour you will love Italian painting history and art even more. Very good choice also for kids and students to learn about this topic.
The visit ends in St. Peter’s Square, the impressive work by Gianlorenzo Bernini where you will be able to see the Pope’s Residence and the chimney where the smoke comes out when the Popes are elected.