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Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

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Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

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Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

Skip-the-line tickets for the Vatican Museums offer the possibility not only to visit one of the most important collections of art in the world, but also to visit the extraordinary Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are an essential stop for anyone visiting Rome. They belong to the Vatican City and offer visitors a very wide and heterogeneous exhibition path, with masterpieces from ancient Greece to Etruscan masterpieces, from Giotto to Raffaello.

The Vatican Museums are divided into 12 different collections located in as many adjacent structures:

  • Vatican Picture Gallery (Giotto, Leonardo, Raphael, Caravaggio)
  • Collection of modern religious art (Francis Bacon, Carlo Carrà, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Gauguin, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh)
  • Pius Clementine Museum (Renaissance works and Greek and Roman sculptures)
  • Missionary-Ethnological Museum (religious works from all parts of the world)
  • Gregorian Egyptian Museum (ancient Egyptian artefacts, including papyri and mummies)
  • Gregorian Etruscan Museum (Etruscan artefacts, including vases, sarcophagi and bronzes)
  • Pious Christian Museum (works of early Christian art)
  • Secular Gregorian Museum (works of Roman art)
  • Secular Gregorian Museum (works of Roman art)
  • Carriage Pavilion (vehicles used by the popes in the past)
  • Philatelic and numismatic museum
  • Vatican Apostolic Library Museum
  • Chiaramonti Museum (sculptures, sarcophagi and friezes as well as more than 3000 stone tablets and inscriptions. Open on request only)

Also part of the exhibition are several structures that are part of the Vatican Palaces. From Raphael’s rooms to the Sistine Chapel.

The Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s extraordinary vault

The Sistine Chapel is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating masterpieces in Vatican City. Part of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, it is famous for the exceptional works it contains.

Particularly noteworthy are the frescoes by Perugino, Botticelli, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Last Judgement) and Ghirlandaio, arranged on the side walls of the building. Created by Michelangelo himself, there is the extraordinary vault that engaged the great Tuscan artist for four years.

Note. It is strictly forbidden to take photos or videos in the Sistine Chapel.

Skip the line

This ticket allows you to enter the Vatican Museums without having to endure endless queues, which, during the busiest periods, can cause long hours of waiting. It is however necessary to pass through the security controls at the entrance.

Instructions

  • Present yourself at the Via del Vaticano entrance at the time you chose when booking
  • Come to the “online cashier and groups” after passing the security check
  • Present your digital ticket to the staff

Additional information

For security reasons, it is not permitted to carry bags and suitcases. However, security lockers are available at the entrance.

The ticket may not be changeable after purchase. This is due to the discretion of the Vatican.

Dress code

As in St. Peter’s Basilica, it is compulsory to dress conservatively in the Vatican Museums. Shoulders and knees must be covered.

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