Bramante Staircase (Scala del Bramante) Tours
The Bramante Staircase (Scala del Bramante), designed by Donato Bramante in 1505, is an innovative double-helix spiral lined with Doric columns that connects the Vatican’s Belvedere Palace to the city of Rome below. It was commissioned by Pope Julius II and inspired Giuseppe Momo’s impressive 1930s staircase at the Vatican Museums exit.
Address: Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Rome, Italy
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Bramante Staircase (Scala del Bramante)
Skip the long lines and enjoy no-wait access to the Vatican Museums on this half-day tour. Visit the Vatican Paintings gallery, St. Peter's Basilica, and the spiral Bramante Staircase. Also, see Raphael’s Rooms, with frescoes painted by renowned Renaissance artist Raphael and the Gallery of Tapestries. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s famous 'Creation of Adam' and 'Last Judgement' paintings.
Benefit from exploring Rome's city center on a half-day walking tour with a private guide that features top attractions and classic street scenes. Take in landmarks such as the Pantheon, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, and the Piazza Farnese — the Palace of Pope Paul III. Walk at a leisurely pace that is suitable for most people, and have time to snap photos and ask any questions to your guide.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Hi, I'm Sara, a tour guide madly in love with art, culture, Rome and nature! I want to show you some of the most important, and iconic, Roman sites with a particolar attention to small and hidden treasures (alleys, small but beautiful palaces, and so on). I will offer you a vegan break in one of the ancient pastry-shop of the center (even non-vegan guests are welcome, of course! I only want to offer a cruelty-free option to those that love animals).
Explore Rome’s food scene on a half-day excursion. Meet your English-speaking guide in the old Jewish Ghetto and embark on a culinary adventure. Learn about the neighborhood’s role in shaping Roman cuisine and sample traditional specialties like supplì. Visit delis and butchers, enjoy local wines, beer, and charcuterie included in the tour price. Cap off your fun and affordable outing with a pizza-making lesson.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
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What's the best way to experience Bramante Staircase (Scala del Bramante)?
The best ways to experience Bramante Staircase (Scala del Bramante) are:
- Vatican Museums Tour with Bramante Staircase, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's
- Private Walking Tour Highlights of Rome
- Strolling around Rome's city center enjoying art, culture and a vegan break!
- Rome Food Tour with Pizza-Making, Trattoria Tastings & Gelato
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