Vatican Museum

Vatican Rules & Regulations - Know What You Can & Cannot Do

Vatican Rules & Regulations

• Please dress appropriately. Low cut or sleeveless clothing, shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.

• Visitors to the Sistine Chapel are expected to maintain absolute silence.

• Vatican tickets can now only be booked online.

• The Vatican Museums strongly discourage the use of mobile phones and it is entirely forbidden in the Sistine Chapel.

• One can take photographs in the Vatican Museums for personal use. However, flash photography is prohibited. Also, no photography is allowed in the Sistine Chapel.

• The use of tripods, stands and professional photography equipment is not allowed

• Smoking is strictly prohibited on the Vatican grounds. This includes e-cigarettes as well.

• The use of laser pointers is prohibited inside the museum.

• The use of amplified microphone and speaking on loudspeaker is not permitted.

• Pets are not allowed inside the museum complex, except guide dogs for the blind that are equipped with a muzzle and lead.

• Consumption of food and beverages of any kind (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) is strictly prohibitted in the exhibition space.

• Umbrellas, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, banners and signs of any type must all be left in the cloakroom.

• Visitors are required to leave all luggage, suitcases, rucksacks in the cloakroom.

Vatican Tickets

Skip the Line Tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Early Access Tour of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

Entire Vatican City Guided Tour With St Peter's Basilica Dome Climbing