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Are you a morning person? The Vatican Museums now offer guided tours that begin at 6am

The ‘Good Morning Vatican Museums’ tour lasts about an hour for a maximum 20 people. It finishes with a light breakfast of croissants, juice and coffee.

art and culture Updated: Apr 08, 2018 16:11 IST
Associated Press, Vatican City
Tables and chairs line the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in preparation for the conclave.
Tables and chairs line the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican in preparation for the conclave. (AP file)

The Vatican Museums are offering an early-bird special. The museums famed for Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and for masterpieces by Raffaello has posted on its website a new guided itinerary that starts at 6 a.m. and finishes with a light breakfast of croissants, juice and coffee.

A video shows a small group of visitors accompanying the museum’s key-bearer as he opens doors and gates with a huge ring of dozens of keys, switching on the lights along the frescoed and stuccoed corridors as the tour progresses.

The “Good Morning Vatican Museums” tour lasts about an hour for a maximum 20 people and can be booked at visitespeciali.musei@scv.va. The Vatican Museums are normally open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and see as many as 20,000-25,000 visitors a day.

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