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    Tickets for the Vatican Museums. Let's find out where to buy tickets and how much they cost.
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    Several solutions are available, offered both by the Vatican Museums themselves and by independent tour operators. We recommend that you carefully evaluate the different possibilities. To offer an effective information service, we have summarized all prices in easy to read tables.

    It is possible to buy a cumulative ticket that includes the visit to the Vatican Museums called the Omnia Card, not covered in this article. The Roma Pass, on the other hand, does not provide such access.

    Reduced tickets:

    Reduced tickets are available for children from 6 to 18 years of age, as well as for students between the ages of 18 and 25 upon presentation of a document certifying enrollment at the university for the current year. . On the other hand, there are no reductions over the age of 65.

    Free entry:

    Admission is free for children under 6 years of age. Disabled visitors and their companions can take advantage of the free ticket, but it is not possible to book in advance. They must go directly to the “Special Permits” and / or “Reception” counters located in the entrance hall of the Vatican Museums.

    Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

    Ticket Type Price Reservation
    Entrance Full 17,00 4,00
    Entrance Reduced 8,00 4,00

    Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with audio guide

    The audio guide is provided by the museum staff and allows the visitor to choose the museum itinerary independently, counting on over 400 audio comments.

    Ticket Type Price Reservation
    Entrance + audio guide Full 24,00 4,00
    Entrance + audio guide Reduced 15,00 4,00
    Entrance + audio guide Children 13,00 4,00

    Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with lunch

    This ticket offers free visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel and includes a lunch organized in the magnificent courtyard of the Pigna. Access to the restaurant allowed within 15 minutes from the time of booking.

    Ticket Type Price Reservation
    Entrance + full menu Full 39,50 4,00
    Entrance + full menu Reduced 30,50 4,00
    Entrance + children’s menu Children 20,00 4,00

    Visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with breakfast

    Ticket Type Price Reservation
    Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + visit Full 70,00 4,00
    Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + visit Reduced 61,00 4,00
    Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + exclusive guided tour (for groups) Reduced 63,00 4,00
    Early entrance at 7.15 am + breakfast + exclusive guided tour (for groups) Full 54,00 4,00
     Optional for groups: Exclusive guide service 270,00 4,00
    Entrance at 8.15 am + breakfast + visit Full 38,00 4,00
    Entrance at 8.15 am + breakfast + visit Reduced 29,00 4,00

    Open tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Happy Hour

    The Vatican Museums also offer the opportunity to enjoy an aperitif (happy hour) in the splendid setting of the square garden. A platter of cold cuts and cheeses is offered, tasting of three first courses, fried, bread, pizza, dessert or fruit, prosecco or wine.

    Ticket Type Price Reservation
    Entrance + happy hour + visit Full 34,00 4,00
    Entrance + happy hour + visit Reduced 25,00 4,00

    Important information

    Due to Vatican policies, reservations are non-refundable, nor can the number of participants in a group be changed. It is also possible to change the date or change the title of the ticket.

    The directives of the Vatican Museums provide for suitable and decent clothing. Shorts, miniskirts and hats are not allowed.

    How to book

    To book you can visit the official website of the Vatican Museums by clicking on this link. Once the reservation has been made, confirmation of payment will be sent to your email with a copy of your voucher. It will not be necessary to print it, just view the voucher on your smartphone at the ticket office and show a valid identity document to the employees.

    Alternative tickets

    Alternatively, tickets offered by tour operators are available which include a visit to the Vatican Museums. We recommend that you turn to these solutions if you prefer a more complete service or if you want to visit St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican as well as the Vatican Museums. Prices are often lower than the cost of tickets purchased on the official website and you have the advantage of being able to request a full refund up to 24 hours before the booking date.

    Here are some examples:

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