How much time it takes a visit at the Vatican Museums?
To visit the Vatican Museums it takes at least 3 hours. Once inside the museum you can stay inside until the closing time.
In which times of entry it is possible to visit the Vatican Museums?
Vatican Museums are open from Monday to Saturdays from 09:00 am to 6:00 pm, the last bookable entry is at 3:30 pm.
In which days the Vatican museums are closed?
Vatican Museums are closed every Sundays and for public holiday days.
What happens on the last Sunday of the month at the Vatican Museums?
On the last Sunday of the month the museums are exceptionally open and entrance is free. Visits are possible from 09:00 am to 2pm, last entrance at 12:30.
Is there a Dress code for the Vatican Museums?
To visit the Vatican Museums it is necessary to be properly dressed. For this reason, sleeveless, low-cut clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.
How long do I have to wait if I do not have the reservation?
The line for the entrance at the Vatican Museums is usually very long. We are not able to know precisely the waiting time, it may depends on the days and the period.
Is it possible to take photos and/or videos inside the Vatican Museums?
In the exhibition halls it is possible to take photos and/or videos without flash. Non- authorized professional equipment are not allowed and must be authorized from the museums.
Is it possible to take photos and/or videos inside the Sistine Chapel?
Inside the Sistine Chapel it is strictly forbidden to take photos and / or videos with or without flash.
Is it possible to talk inside the Sistine Chapel?
Inside the Sistine Chapel it is not possible to talk, official guides also do not have the permission to give explanations inside.
It is possible to eat inside the Vatican Museums?
Inside the exhibition halls it is not possible to eat. Along the museum path you can find many vending machines and refreshment points, snack bars, restaurants, a pizzeria and a self-service.
Is the Sistine Chapel included in the entry ticket?
Yes, in the simple entrance tickets for the Vatican Museums the Sistine Chapel is included.
Do I have to print the voucher for the Vatican Museums?
For the no-line entrance at the Vatican Museums it is possible to show the voucher from the mobile phone.
Do families visiting the Vatican Museums have any reductions?
No, there are no reductions for families.
Do I have to pre- pay the ticket to jump the line at the Vatican Museums?
Yes, the ticket must be paid in advance.
Is there an access for people with reservation at the entrance?
Yes, there is a reserved access for visitors with reservation, restricted by barriers and marked by a sign.
Are People older than 65 entitled to discounts or free tickets?
Visitors older than 65 years old need to pay the full ticket.
Are teachers entitled to any reductions for the Vatican Museums?
No, they do not have any reductions; they need to buy the full price ticket.
Are journalists entitled to gratuity?
Yes, they gain free ticket at the entrance if they present the journalist press pass. However, if they wish to jump the line they need to pay the full ticket, as the free entrance is considered only without reservation.
Are students entitled to any reduction for the Vatican Museums?
International students not older than 25 years old are entitled to a reduced ticket.
Which ticket do I have to purchase if I am under 18 years old?
Children under years old do not need any ticket and they are free. Visitors from 6 to 18 years old must book the reduced tickets.
Can I pay the tickets of the Vatican Museums with bank transfer?
Yes, when the date of the visit is not too near. The bank transfer takes 2 or 3 days to be effective and during the high season the availability of the museum may change rapidly. The order will be worked just when the amount of the bank transfer will reach the bank account.
How does it work reservation for schools?
Schools willing to reserve entrances for the Vatican Museum should contact directly the Vatican Museums.
Once that I did the order, how should I expect the tickets to arrive?
The ticket is sent per e-mail and can be shown directly from the mobile phone. The bar code on the voucher must be visible.
Can I reserve the ticket on line and pay it at the museum?
No, the ticket must be paid when reserved.
Once that I received the voucher it is possible to modify the date or the time?
Yes, it is allowed to do just one modification at the date or the time with a forewarning of 48 hours at least. The modification is subordinated to the availability of the places.
It is possible to cancel the reservation at the Vatican Museums?
Once that the voucher is emitted it is no longer possible to cancel the reservation.
How can I require a modification at my reservation?
To require a modification for the ticket or the tour it is necessary to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in the due time specified on the voucher.
Can I change the type of the reservation?
No, if you reserved a ticket you will be able to modify just the date or/and the time. It is not possible to modify the type of the ticket from full to reduced nor it is possible to change the activity reserved, for example from ticket to guided tour. In this case it will be required to do a new reservation and the first one won’t be refunded.
It is possible to visit the Vatican Museums in the evening?
Yes, from April to October there are evening openings every Fridays.
How much does the evening ticket cost?
The ticket has the same cost of the ordinary ticket that permit the entrance during the day.
It is possible to visit the Vatican Museums during the evening with a guide?
Yes, by reserving a tour with a private guide.
What it is possible to see during the evening openings at the Vatican Museums?
All the halls opened by the administration and the Sistine Chapel.
It is possible to bring luggage, bags or backpacks inside the museum?
It is not possible to bring inside the Vatican Museums luggage that the museum does not consider proper. You can deposit your personal objects by the cloakroom, which is free for the visitors of the Vatican Museums.
When is it the cloakroom?
Ground floor, in front of the ticket offices.
How much is the cost for the cloakroom?
The service is free.
It is possible to bring pets inside the Vatican Museum?
It is not possible to bring any pets inside the Vatican Museum. The only exception is for guide dogs for blind people with certificate attesting support for therapeutic treatments.
How does it work the entrance for people with disability?
All visitors with certified disability superior to 74% can go directly at the tickets office with the disability certification and have free access.
Does the person accompanying the disable people have to pay at the Vatican Museums?
The people accompanying has free entrance just if the disable person is certifies as non self-sufficient.
Are there wheelchairs available at the museums?
Yes, it is possible to rent wheelchairs for free while stocks last.
It is possible to have a guided tour for the Vatican Museums?
Yes, it is possible to reserve guided tours or private tours. All our proposals are on line on our site. For special requests or large groups you can send an e-mail to email@example.com or call us at the +39 055 2670402.
How much does a guided tour at the Vatican Museums cost?
Fares may vary, on our site they are in any case updated. The cost of the guided tour varies belonging to the type and duration of the tour.
How much does a private tour at the Vatican Museums cost?
A tour in English with private guide of the Vatican Museums for two persons has a cost that starts from € 290.00 on. Rates are subject to variations based on seasonality, language and number of people. The price varies according to the number of participants, the language in which the tour takes place, if it takes place in holyday days or during the evening and to the duration. For any other information, please visit our website or call us at +39 055 2670402.
How can I visit the Sistine Chapel?
The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums. You can visit it by purchasing the ticket for the Vatican Museums.
Can I visit just the Sistine Chapel?
Once inside the Vatican Museums, you can go directly to the Sistine Chapel by following the signs "Sistine Chapel - short path" which are situated along all the rooms.
Is there a ticket just for the Sistine Chapel?
No, the ticket is the same for the Vatican Museum.
Can I book a tour just for the Sistine Chapel?
Yes, it is possible to book a tour with a private guide that will focus just on the Sistine Chapel. In this case it is a special tour that it is necessary to require per e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I visit the Vatican Gardens?
The Vatican Gardens can be visited with a tour by bus or a walking tour.
Is there a ticket for the Vatican Gardens?
There is a ticket that permits the visit at the Vatican Gardens.
Which kind of tour can I do at the Vatican Gardens?
It is possible to book a tour with ecological bus with multilingual Audio Guide, a group tour with a guide or a visit with private guide.
Where is the entrance for the Vatican Museums?
If you have the reservation for the Vatican Museum, it is necessary to entry from Viale Vaticano from the main entry of the Vatican Museum.
What is included in the tour of the Vatican Garden?
All the tours of the Vatican Garden include also the ticket to see the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, which can be visited once that the visit at the Garden is finished.