Fast-Track Access Tickets for Vatican Museums And Sistine Chapel

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with skip -the-line access: live a unique experience. Duration of the tour is free.

TICKET INFO

  • Free: from 0-5 years old;
  • Reduced: 6 to 18 years old;
  • Students (reduced): from 18-25 years old. This offer is valid only upon presentation of a valid student card, to be shown at the time of entry and/or check-in.

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MEETING POINTPiazza Pio XII, 5
DEPARTURE TIME30’ before the entrance time. Punctuality is required.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Fast-track access with priority entrance in Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Permanence inside the Vatican Museums with no time restrictions.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Tips (optional)
Direct access into Saint Peter’s Basilica
Transfer from/to hotel
Audioguide
Guided tour

Calendar 2022 – Vatican Museums


VATICAN MUSEUMS AND SISTINE CHAPEL: WHAT AWAITS YOU

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: be enchanted by one of the rich and most visited museum complexes in the world, without wasting time in long and exhausting queues. Thanks to the skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and with the assistance of our staff, gain fast and priority access, and, once passed the security checks, let yourself be enchanted by the timeless wonder of the Vatican Museums, with their 7 km of galleries and 11,000 rooms enshrining priceless art masterpieces.

Discover the Halls of the Chiaramonti Museum, walk along the corridors of the Pio-Clementine Museum, and among the antiquities of the Gregorian Etruscan Museum; contemplate the wonderful Raphael Rooms, explore the Hall of the Palafrenieri and the spectacular Gallery of Geographic Maps; let yourself be surprised by the unusual and astonishing artifacts of the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the historical finds of the Ethnological Missionary Museum and the masterpieces of the Art Gallery, with its over 400 canvas ranging from the 11th to the 19th century, by artists such as Giotto, Beato Angelico, Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio.

The Sistine Chapel will be the apotheosis of this extraordinary journey through space and time; here, you can admire what can be righteously considered a true palimpsest of Italian Renaissance art, from the precious frescoes by Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Luca Signorelli and Piero di Cosimo, to the extraordinary vault cycle and the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.

HISTORICAL NOTES

Founded in 1506 by Pope Julius II, from a single statue, that is the marble group of the Laocoon, and opened to the public for the first time in 1771 at the behest of Clement XIV, the Vatican Museums – the fourth largest museum in the world in terms of the number of visitors per year – are divided into a long series of galleries and rooms which house many priceless collections. From the collection of classical art, with the valuable sculptures of Phidias, Praxiteles, Myron, to the exquisite Lorsch’s Evangeliary, a masterpiece of Carolingian miniature; from the paintings of Giotto, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, to the purity of Antonio Canova’s neoclassical lines, up to the contemporary works of Dali and Matisse. An integral part of the museum route is the Sistine Chapel, whose walls are a precious “palimpsest” of Italian Renaissance art, with frescoes by Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio and Signorelli, culminating in the cycle of Michelangelo’s paintings on the vault (Stories from Genesis and the Old Testament) and on the west wall (Last Judgement).

VATICAN MUSEUMS AND SISTINE CHAPEL: DID YOU KNOW THAT…?

  • The so-called Pignone – a bronze pinecone almost 4 metres high and dating back to the 2nd century AD – after which the Cortile della Pigna is named, was originally a fountain in the Campus Martius. The district in which it was found took the name Pigna, in memory of the discovery. The sculpture was first carried into the bailey of the ancient Basilica of St. Peter’s in the Vatican, and then moved by Bramante to the courtyard of the Museums, where it still stands today.
  • Biagio da Cesena, Paul III’s master of ceremonies, was one of Michelangelo’s most bitter detractors and never spared him any criticism. Buonarroti took revenge by portraying him in the Last Judgment of the Sistine Chapel, in the role of the damned about to be crushed by a snake.
  • The philosophers who crowd the School of Athens, frescoed by Raphael in the Stanza della Segnatura, have the features of his fellow painters: Bramante is the mathematician Euclid, Plato displays Leonardo’s hieratic face, Heraclitus borrows the frowning expression of Michelangelo, whose shady character was universally known. In the foreground, Buonarroti’s infamous boots, which he did not take off even to go to bed.
  • Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel cover a total area of 5,000 square meters with more than 300 figures.

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Meeting point

Piazza Pio XII, 5 – Roma.

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Meeting time

Visitors are kindly requested to reach the meeting point 30 minutes earlier than the entrance time.

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Security Checks – Tips for the visitors

All visitors must undergo security checks at the entrance of Vatican Museums; in order to facilitate and speed up the metal detector control operations, it is advisable to first separate the objects not admitted (large umbrellas, glass bottles) from your hand luggage and report it to the staff in advance.

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Dress Code

Entrance to Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica is permitted only to properly dressed visitors: shoulders and knees must be covered and loose and/or low-cut garments, shorts, miniskirts as well as hats are not allowed.

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Food and drink

It is strictly forbidden to introduce alcoholic drinks as well as glass bottles inside the Museums; the consumption of food and drinks is also prohibited.

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Photographs and videos

Inside the Vatican Museums, photographs and videos are allowed, but the use of flash and extendable selfie stick is absolutely forbidden; inside the Sistine Chapel no photographs and no videos, by any mean, are allowed.

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Info

The City of Vatican- under whose jurisdiction the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel lie – is a separate and indipendent Nation with respect to Italy, subject to its own laws and security rules. Therefore, Saints Tour may be not held responsible for any eventual delay due to security checks and/or technical issues that may be occurring at the entrance of the Museums.
Tours will not take place on Sundays and on the occasion of Catholic religious festivities.

Price:29,90

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