Did you know that Rome is the city with the greatest geographical concentration of historical and architectural heritage? Simply strolling through the place it is possible to behold spectacular temples, fountains and sculptures, but some of Italy’s most stunning gems are not housed in Rome per se, but rather in the Vatican City.


The problem with visiting the world’s most famous city-state is mass tourism. It is virtually impossible to appreciate its beauty in peace, especially the Vatican Museums, unless you happen to be a Travel Partners customer of course…

There is no challenge that we are not equal to!

In 2009, as part of an incentive tour of Rome that we put together for a banking institution, we managed to pull off the unthinkable: throwing open the doors of the Vatican Museums exclusively for our 300 customers.

Once the general public had left, our travellers were able to wander around the more than 7 km of galleries, halls and staircases unmolested by the hustle and bustle of the throngs. In the course of this exceptional visit, they were able to get close-up views of such iconic works as Laocoön and his Sons, the School of Athens fresco and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.