Visit Castel Sant'Angelo – archaeological site and museum, with a past as fortress, prison, and papal residence – site of episodes of great artistic and historical importance. It is home to numerous collections, which are largely accessible to the general public, including furniture, furnishings, and precious sculpture and paintings. Collections also include valuable Renaissance ceramics and fragments of monumental sculptural decoration of the Roman era, brought to light from the ancient tomb of Hadrian in the course of numerous excavations and restoration.
The Vatican Museums, with over twenty museums that draw close to five million visitors annually, the largest, richest, are the most compelling and perhaps most comprehensive museum complex in the world also includes Michelangelo's unparalleled Sistine Chapel.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.
Vatican Museus Reservation
The admission ticket to the Vatican Museums is valid for visiting the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel only on the date indicated on the voucher.
The Vatican Museums require the name and birth date of all participants of the group, please enter their names in specific field in the order form, once you have added the reservation to your shopping cart.
Museum confirms the visit around two months before the date, so reservation guarantees the insertion into the waiting list. Credit card charge is made the business day after the reservation request.
Voucher information about Vatican Museums
After the payment is confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the booking, the voucher containing the reservation code and tour information. You are asked to print off the voucher so as to present it on the day of the tour. The reservation will be checked by means of the bar code present on the voucher. In case of loss of the voucher please consult the Customer Care Staff. To access the museums, you will have to show the Voucher you got by email together with a valid identification document.
If the visitor needs to modify their voucher, they must present themselves at the "Reception Desk" in order to request a new voucher. Reservation changes can be made, only once, up to one hour before the intended visit directly to the Vatican cashier, or by sending an email to the email address [email protected] up to one business day before the visit. It is not possible to make modifications to the number of participants taking part to the visit.
Opening hours Vatican Museums
Open from Monday to Saturday; entrance times will be indicated at the moment of the reservation.
Sundays (except for the last Sunday of each month, excluding Easter, June 29th and December 25th and 26th)
January 1st and 6th (Epiphany)
February 11th (Lateran Pacts Anniversary)
March 19th (St. Joseph), Easter and Easter Monday
May 1st (Ascension Thursday) and May 22nd (Corpus Christi Day)
August 14 (Assumption Vigil) and 15th (Assumption Day)
November 1st (All Saint's Day)
December 8th (Feast of the Immaculate Conception), 25th (Christmas Day) and 26th (St. Stephen's Day).
Rules of Vatican Musems
The reservation allows you to enter the museum at confirmed date and time without queuing up, only at time confirmed on the voucher; delays on reservations are not allowed. It is advised to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before time indicated in the confirmation voucher. Your preferential entrance can, in any case, have a waiting time respect time indicated on the voucher due to the huge number or visitors entering the museums every day. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual delays related to inefficiencies of the Vatican Museums cashiers.
Rooms closed at the moment of the visit will be indicated at entrance.
Access to the Museums is permitted only to visitors with proper attire.
All the reservations, dates and times might be changed or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances related to activities of the Pope.
Reservations can be made until 4 days before the visit.
Deposits at the Cloakroam vatican Museums
Opening hours Castel Sant'Angelo
Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm. The ticket office closes at 6:30 pm.
Closed on Mondays, December 25, January 1.
Access restricted to a partial use of outdoor spaces for disabled visitors, the halls of the exhibitions are not accessible to people with mobility problems.
In case of intense influx, access will be allowed in limited number of persons slots.
The Prisons, the Passetto and the Stufetta of Clement VII can be visited on special occasions or upon written request, at management's discretion.
Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1-day notice.
Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the confirmed time slot. After this time, reservations will be canceled and you will lose the right to your tickets.
Once the visit is confirmed, you can not cancel or modify.