Vatican Launches Sistine Chapel-Porsche Deal To Grant Visitors V.I.P. Access For A Price

October 16, 2014 6:37 PM

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite worries about the impact of millions of tourists on Michelangelo’s precious frescoes, the Sistine Chapel is opening its doors for the first time to a new kind of tourist to support Pope Francis’ charities.

Porsche enthusiasts will pay 5,000 euros ($6,400) each for a tour in and around Rome that will include an exclusive after-hours concert inside the Sistine Chapel and a dinner in the Vatican Museums on Saturday (Oct. 18).

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