Guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Are you thirsty for beauty? Give yourself the experience of a guided tour of the Vatican Museums.

You will live your experience in a small group accompanied by an expert guide, you will always have your own dedicated entrance and our complete assistance.

Viale Vaticano 6

Price

€ 29,50

Duration

3 hours

Description

Let yourself be guided through the beauties of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. One of the most visited museums in the world.

You will have a guide for the duration of the visit who will take you through the most important galleries in the collection providing detailed explanations in your language.

Advantages

  • Guaranteed access by reservation
  • Official guide in the chosen language
  • Receive your tickets by email

What’s included

  • Access with date and time reservation
  • Reception with multilingual staff at the office located near St. Peter's Square
  • Guided tour of about 3 hours with an official guide in the chosen language

What’s not included

  • Vatican Gardens
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the "What's included

Service Information

Office located at Piazza Pio XII, 9 (near Saint Peter’s Square)

How to Reach Us:

  • Metro: line A to Ottaviano - San Pietro Musei Vaticani station
  • Tram: 19 to Piazza del Risorgimento, plus a 10-minute walk
  • Bus: 40 or 64. Routes 32, 81 or 982 to Piazza del Risorgimento, terminus (10 minutes’ walk)
  • Open Bus Vatican&Rome: Stop n°1 or n°16 (Lungo Tevere Tor di Nona, 7)

Date and time of your visit must be pre-booked.  

Visits are available every day except Sundays and Vatican festivities 

See Vatican Museums map

For prices dedicated to pre-costituted groups, parishes and ecclesial realities write to romacristiana@orpnet.org

For more information visit the website www.omniavaticanrome.org

Reception

USEFUL INFORMATION

Nearly all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible to disabled visitors. To help you on your visit, however, the Vatican Museums recommend a barrier-free itinerary that makes it easy to reach the main services and points of interest.

If needed, wheelchairs are bookable for free (email accoglienza.musei@scv.va) or upon request at the "Special Permits" desk in the entrance hall (valid ID is required). For further special needs, please contact Vatican Museums directly on + 39 06 69883145 - + 39 06 69884676 - + 39 06 69884947.

Entrance is free and with no queue for all visitors with a medically certified disability of 74% or higher. Free entrance can also be extended to the chaperone in case the disabled visitor is not self-sufficient. Free tickets for disabled visitors and their chaperones are not bookable online but are issued, upon presentation of the relevant documents, directly at the “Special Permits” and/or “Reception” desks in the entrance hall of the Vatican Museums.

ANTI COVID SECURITY MEASURES:

To access the Vatican Museums it is mandatory from 06/08/21 to present a Green Pass Covid 19 or equivalent document (complete vaccination certificate or negative test performed within 48 hour before your entrance to the museum) together with a valid identity document, wear a mask covering the nose and mouth. The mask will be kept worn for the entire duration of the visit.

Each visitor will be subjected to body temperature checks. The check is mandatory.

Access will be denied to all those who have a body temperature equal to or higher than 37,5°C.

Inside the Museums it will be necessary to maintain an interpersonal distance of more than 1 meter and to avoid gatherings.

Map

Points of interest

This place immerses every visitor in the great journey of the history of humanity from the ancient Egyptians to our times, passing through all the phases of the development of art as an expression of the greatness of man and his relationship with the divine.

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The highest masterpieces of art of all time and the most precious evidence of many civilizations are the arches of a bridge that harmoniously unites man's past, present and future.

Many civilizations such as the Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, the great historical phases of the European Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and all the centuries up to the present day gathered in one place.

A unique testimony of man's spiritual adventure towards, always, new goals of beauty, faith and ever higher human values.

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Architects & Artists

Leonardo da Vinci

It is The Genius.

In the Pinacoteca there is one of his pictorial works, the San Girolamo in the desert, an oil painting on wood, not completed, dating back to 1480. The figure of San Girolamo is striking for its physical details which testify to Leonardo's great interest in 'human anatomy.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

He was one of the greatest protagonists of the Italian Renaissance. Sculptor, painter and architect, his name is definitively linked to a series of works among the highest ever in the history of art of all time.

The statue of David and the Medici Chapels in Florence, the Pietà, the Dome of St. Peter and the cycle of frescoes in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, the tomb of Julius II in San Pietro in Vincoli a Roman, the Pietà Rondanini in Milan, just to name a few. During the visit to the Vatican Museums, it will be possible to admire his most famous and demanding work: the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.

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