Vatican Museums information

The Vatican Museums are the fifth most visited museum complex in the world, inside it is exposed collections of works of art collected over the centuries by various popes.

The average of daily visitors is 30 thousand daily accesses. Especially during high season (Christmas, Easter and Spring) it is easy  to find long lines at the entrance, but the wait will be rewarded however once inside.

7 Km along the path of the Vatican Museums you can admire: the Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum, the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Gregorian Profane Museum, the Pio Christian Museum, the Ethnological Missionary Museum, the collection of ‘Modern Religious Art, the Upper Galleries, the Museum of the Vatican Library, the Art Gallery and of course the incomparable Sistine Chapel.

The Vatican Museum’s opening hours is from Monday to Saturday;  the Ticket Office is open from 9 am to 4 pm. The Museums close at 6 pm. N.B. exit from rooms half an hour before closing time.

Closing days are on the  1 and 6 January , l1 and February 22 , 19 and 28 March , 29 June ( SS . Peter and Paul ) , August 15 , November 1 , 8 and 25 and 26 December, the Holy Easter and suits Sundays except for the last Sunday of each month , where admission is free and allowed from 9:00 to 12:30 with closing at 14:00. The admission is also free on September 27th of each year to celebrate the World Tourism Day.

The admission ticket cost: Full 16,00 € and Reduced 8,00 €. For reduced tickets please visit the following link  . The  tickets can be purchased on-line and can reduce the queues.

For reasons of hygiene and safety it is forbidden to bring inside the Vatican Museums food, drink and backpacks larger than 40x35x15 cm, which must be delivered to the  wardrobe.

People who want access to the museum complex should be dressed decently, avoid wearing sleeveless shirts, shorts, skirts and hats.

The use of the camera is always allowed but without the use of flash with the exception of the Sistine Chapel where the photos is forbidden.

The Vatican Museums are easily accessible by Metro line A, 5 minutes walk from the nearest Cipro and Ottaviano stops and by bus with the ATAC 49, with stop at the entrance of the Vatican Museums  and 32, 81 and 982 to Piazza Risorgimento.

For those who arrive by car, you will find a short distance  two of our parking spaces:

Parking degli Eroi 700 mq.

Parking Prati 900 mq.