The Lateran Palace: The House of the Bishop of Rome - Accompanied entry

The Lateran Palace is located in one of the historic districts of Rome, near the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano; with the Baptistery and the Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs it constituted a real citadel where the Popes, for about 1000 years, acted as direct spokesmen of the Christian Faith and at the same time administered the difficult political issues linked to the city and political relations with other European States.


€ 9,00


45 minutes aprox.



It will be a walk on approximately 3000 m² of walkable surface during which participants will be able to admire and enjoy the beauty of the sixteenth-century frescoes, the artisan finishing of baroque tapestries and many other high-antique works from the historical period from the sixteenth to the Nineteenth century.

The advantages

  • Guaranteed access upon reservation
  • Show your ticket directly on your smartphone and start your visit
  • Welcome and assistance from our staff


  • Entrance and accompanied visit of the Lateran Palace
  • Walk along the museum circuit set up on the main floor of the palace
  • Reception and surveillance staff
  • Multilingual brochure with brief description of the route

Not included

  • Entrance does not include additional services (audio guide or guide service). It is possible to purchase additional services on site (audio guide or guide service) subject to residual availability
  • Guided tour of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, the Cloister and the Sancta Sanctorum
  • Entrance to the Sancta Sanctorum
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the item "Included"

Information and reception

Opening days:

Date and time of your visit can be pre-booked. The site respects the following opening hours:

  • from Monday to Saturday, 09:00 - 16:00 (closed Sunday and religious holidays)


  • Entry is not permitted independently but only accompanied by security personnel.
  • Accessibility to the visit route is guaranteed (the museum route can be reached via a monumental staircase and is equipped with a system of lifts for those with significant mobility difficulties)

How to get there by public transport

  • Underground: line A, San Giovanni stop (5 minute walk from the station)
  • Open Bus Vatican&Rome: Stop n° 10 San Giovanni in Laterano

Points of interest

Samuel's Hall

The room takes its name from the wall decorations that have as their subject the biblical events of Samuel and were made by Cesare Nebbia and Giovanni Guerra.

David's Hall

The room takes its name from the gilded stuccoes in which the vault is divided, presenting five episodes from the life of King David, from whose lineage Joseph, the putative father of Jesus, is descended.

Elijah's Hall

The vault of this room depicts five episodes from the life of the prophet, who, as narrated in the Book of Kings, performed many miracles that anticipated those of the Lord Jesus Christ.

€ 9,00