Vatican Museums entrance ticket

Vatican Museums entrance ticket

The Vatican Museums entrance ticket includes access to the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel, built between 1475 and 1481 at the time of Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere and frescoed by Michelangelo. Because of the large daily flow of visitors, it is recommended you book your ticket that allows visitors to be able to enter a preferential entrance without having to follow the queues at the ticket offices.

Access to the Museums is permitted only to visitors with proper attire (sleeveless shirts, shorts, skirts, hatsare prohibited).

How to get there: Vatican City, Viale Vaticano
From the Termini Station Metro Line A (Battistini), stop: Ottaviano-Musei Vaticani; Cipro (from both a 10 minute walk).
From Fiumicino Airport Leonardo Express Train to the Termini Station and then as described above.
From Ciampino Airport Terravision Bus to the Termini Station and then as described above. A taxi from either airport takes 40 minutes.
Metro: Line A, stop at Ottaviano-S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani and Cipro (from both a 10 minute walk).
Bus (stops): 49, in front of the of the Museums; 32, 81, 982, Piazza del Risorgimento (last stop) (5 minute walk); 492, 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5 minute walk).
Tram: 19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5 minute walk).

Entrance fees without privileged access
Full price: € 16.00
Reduced price*: € 8.00
Free**: € 0.00

For more information on booking a privileged entrance ticket please visit: booking Vatican Museums

Audio guide: available in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Russian. Allow visitors to organize their visit by placing about 400 audio commentaries, at a cost of € 7.00.

Almost all sectors of the Vatican Museums are accessible to the people with disabilities, if of need of wheelchairs, they are available upon advance reservation, or upon request at the counter “Permessi Speciali” in the entrance hall. In addition, the facility is equipped with accessible toilets for people with disablilities.

The Vatican Museums also provide a cloakroom service  it is obligatory to deposit any type of bag that is larger than 40x35x15 cm, bulky backpacks and umbrellas.

Inside the Museums are located several bookshops where you can buy souvenirs and gadgets.

For more information on how to book entrace tickets to the Vatican Museums and other archaeological sites and museums of Rome visit the Rome Museum web site or call us at (+39) 055-713655.
Available Entrance TicketsGuided Group ToursPrivate Guided Tours.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT TICKET
* REDUCED TICKET: Children between the ages of 6 and 18.
Students up to the age of 26 years of age in possession of the International Student Card, transcripts or other proof of enrollment for the current year to educational institutions.
Colleges (students up to the age of 26 years of age on presentation of a letter of request with a letterhead of the university with the stamp and signature of the institution the Dean or the Rector of the university, indicating the number of students, teachers and any accompanying persons).
Priests, religious men and women (with appropriate documentation).
Pilgrimages on submission of a request with a letterhead of the parish or the affiliated diocese.
Employees of all offices, departments and agencies of the Holy See and the State of the Vatican City and the pensioners themselves and their families (spouses, children, parents, brothers, sisters) with simple identification.
** FREE TICKET: Last Sunday of the month.
World Tourism Day (27 September).
Children up to 6 years of age. Directors of museums, ministries or agencies responsible for the protection of the archaeological, artistic and historical heritage.
Disabled visitors – with certification confirming their disability over 74% – and their carer.
Journalists authorized by the Direction of the Museums on the recommendation of the Press Office of the Holy See, the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, the Foreign Press Association, Italian National Order of Journalists.
Icom card holders (“The International Council of Museums”) and ICOMOS (“International Council of Monuments and Sites”) to date.
Artwork donors, benefactors and members of the “Patrons of the Arts” of the Vatican Museums.
University Professors Chairs of Archaeology, History of Art, Architecture and Ethnology of academies based in Rome.

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