Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel

Single ticket

With Priority Entrance

Duration: about 2 hours

Languages Guided Tour: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German


what's included

Priority entry and autonomous visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Available extras: Guided tour in Italian, English, Spanish, German, bookable on availability;

Tour in an ecological and panoramic minibus with audio guide usable only if combined with a Vatican Museums ticket and a Sistine Chapel or a valid Omnia Card (it is not compatible with Vatican Museums tickets and Sistine Chapel with guide and Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel in night). The bus is not equipped with a wheelchair platform. The tour of the Vatican gardens is not accessible to children under 5.

Options: adults and children


Within the Vatican City State, to be precise on Viale Vaticano in Rome, there is one of the largest museum complexes in the world: we are talking about the Vatican Museums. They extend over a large part of the large Belvedere courtyard and represent one of the most prestigious artistic containers in the world, given that they preserve the immense patrimony of works of art collected by the Popes over the centuries.
Great masterpieces can be admired in the 7 km of exhibition itinerary of the Museums: among them the famous Sistine Chapel and the papal residences frescoed by Michelangelo and Raphael.

opening time

From Monday to Saturday 09:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (LAST ENTRY 4.00 p.m.)

Every last Sunday of the month (on condition that this does not coincide with Easter Sunday, June 29 for Saints Peter and Paul, on Christmas December 25 and December 26 for Saint Stephen’s Day) 09:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (LAST ENTRY 12.30 p.m.) Free Entry

2018 Closures
Sunday (except the last Sunday of each month), January 1 and 6, March 19, April 2, May 1, June 29, August 14 and 15, November 1, December 8, 25 and 26

Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 minutes before the museum closes

how to get there

Meeting Point: St. Peter’s Square Piazza Pio XII, 9 It is OBLIGATORY to arrive 15 min. before the time booked at the ORP San Pietro Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, Piazza Pio XII, 9. IT IS ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN to go directly to the entrance of the Vatican Museums.

Line A direction Battistini, Ottaviano Metro Station or Cyprus Metro Station

n.49, which stops in the square in front of the Vatican Museums
n.32, n.81, n.982, Piazza del Risorgimento stop
n.492, n.990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni stop

n.19, Piazza del Risorgimento stop

Station square in front of the Vatican Museums

nearby attractions

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Gardens