The Vatican is an extremely popular attraction and it is safe to expect long lines at the venue. In fact, if you visit the Vatican without tickets, you could find yourself waiting in line for up to 2 hours. However, it is not impossible to skip the lines. Book your tickets online to avoid the hassle and be sure to choose skip-the-line tickets to ensure a shorter wait line.
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At the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, you can see sculptures, statues, and other objects that had been brought into Rome from Egypt, as well as some pieces of the Egyptian collection from the Hadrian`s Villa at Tivoli.
The museum is made of twelve different rooms that showcases pontifical collections of classical sculpture dating back to the original collection of pope Julius II (1503-1513) and, donations from collectors and antiquaries.
The museum was created to display the non-religious objects of the Carpegna, Vettori, and Assemani collections present in the museum at the time of its founding.
The Borgia Apartments are a suite of rooms that were used as a residence by Pope Alexander VI. He had commissioned Bernardino di Betto to decorate the rooms with frescos in the 19th century.
Curated by Gaetano Marini, the Lapidary Gallery features a stone library with epigraphs that are written on slabs, bases, memorials, urns, altars and sarcophagi, dating from between the 1st century B.C. and the 6th century A.D.
At the Gregoriano Profano Museum you will find original Greek sculptures, reconstructions of Greek originals made during the Roman age, and sculptures of the Imperial Roman age.
Inaugurated in 1932, the Pinacoteca is home to 460 paintings by some of the greatest artists of the history of Italian painting, from Giotto, who ushered in the Italian Renaissance, to Raphael’s last painting.
A chapel in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel is known for the beautiful frescos created by Botticelli, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Ghirlandaio, Rosselli, and most importantly, Michelangelo.
Four rooms form a part of the apartment in the Apostolic Palace that was chosen by Julius II della Rovere as his own residence and used also by his successors. These rooms are famous for the frescos painted by Raphael.
A. Till 31 October 2021, Vatican will be open Monday to Thursday from 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM and on Friday and Saturday, from 8.30 AM to 10.30 PM. From 2 Nov 2021, Vatican will be open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM.
A. Vatican will be closed on 1 November, 8 December, and 25 December
A. Plan a visit during early mornings and late afternoons on a weekday between October to March (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s) so you can enjoy Vatican with the least amount of crowd.
A. Vatican Museums is located at 00120, Vatican City.
A. You can get to Vatican Museums via metro, bus or tram.
A. There are many small and big bookstores located throughout the Vatican Museum.
A. For security reasons, there is no Wi-Fi coverage within the museum premises.
A. No animals, other than guide dogs for those who are visually impaired, are allowed inside the Vatican Museums.
A. Vatican Museum can be accessed on wheelchair; they offer guided tours in sign language for deaf and hard of hearing visitors, and tactile and multi-sensory tours for visually impaired visitors, among other things.
A. Luggage, suitcases, rucksacks, packages and containers not considered suitable by staff, umbrellas, sticks, tripods and stands for photography, video cameras, banners and signs of any type, knives, scissors and/or metal tools, firearm, or alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside the Vatican Museums.
A. Photography, for personal and domestic use, is allowed in all part of the Vatican Museums, apart from the Sistine Chapel. Flash photography is strictly forbidden.
A. The Vatican Museums strongly discourages the use of mobile phones inside the exhibition spaces. Keep your phone on silent mode. The use of mobile phones is strictly forbidden in the Sistine Chapel.
A. Yes, there are restrooms located all throughout the Vatican Museums. Just look out for the sign posts indicating where they are.