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Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

1. Vatican: Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens. Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages. See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Ticket

2. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Ticket

Explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel without waiting in the often long public lines. Take a journey through the awe-inspiring museums where you’ll find a treasure trove of Roman statues, Renaissance paintings, and Italian artworks. With these Vatican Museum skip-the-line tickets, have more time to explore the immense collection of art that can be found in the Vatican Museums. Walk through the exhibits and galleries from the Round Room to the Gallery of the Tapestries. Discover the Belvedere and Pinecone Courtyards and the famous Gallery of the Maps. This room filled with topographical maps of Italy by Danti dating back to 1583 remains one of the largest geographical pictures to this day. Browsing through the Pio Clementino Museum you can see the Greek Cross Hall, Gallery of the Statues, Hall of the Muses, and other paintings, sculptures, and statues from artists spanning centuries. Pass through the majestic collection of ceremonial carriages that are now part of the Carriage Pavilion. Discover the countless treasures of the Vatican with a visit to the Raphael Rooms. Admire the 4 rooms of the Vatican famous for their frescoes by the High Renaissance great Raphael. Gaze in awe at Raphael’s The School of Athens. Observe the most famous chapel in the world – the Sistine Chapel. Witness the beautiful frescoes that decorate the interiors from Botticelli, Rosselli, Perugino, and Ghirlandaio and the most famous fresco of all – Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance

3. Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance

Take in the highlights of the Vatican Museums, from the Sistine Chapel to lesser-known gems of the collection. Visit the Hall of Maps, Pinecone Courtyard, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Candelabra, and Raphael Rooms. Choose to add an open-top bus tour of the Vatican Gardens or an Italian breakfast. Redeem your voucher at the activity provider's office. Be taken by their staff to the Vatican Museums to get your official reserved ticket. Enjoy exploring at your own pace. Admire the immense art collection amassed by the Catholic Church, including Roman sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces. Visit the Sistine Chapel. Admire the details you have heard about, including Michelangelo’s boneless self-portrait, in which he expresses to the world that he would rather be skinned alive than paint the Sistine Chapel again. See what it takes to create a fresco and appreciate the work up close. Depending on the option chosen, then take a panoramic open-top bus around the Vatican Gardens. Listen to the multi-lingual audioguide to learn their secrets. Marvel at the elegant fountains and the sculptures as you tour the gardens.

Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

4. Rome: Vatican Gardens Bus Tour and Vatican Museums Visit

Explore the green heart of the world’s smallest state on a guided minibus trip to the Vatican Gardens. Admire the lush cultivated areas and discover every single corner. Finish off your experience with a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Meet your guide and uncover the secrets of this rich verdant space that occupies one-third of the Vatican city's 44 hectares. Hear about how the gardens have been enriched by the initiatives of various Pontiffs and experience a unique encounter with nature, art, and the Christian faith. Find out about the artists, architects, and creators who took care to create this harmonious location. If you're looking for the complete Vatican experience, this tour is perfect for you, with Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel visits to explore all of Vatican City's beauty. See the Hall of Maps, the Pinecone Courtyard, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Candelabra, and the incredible Raphael Rooms. Enjoy the definitive highlight of your visit, the Sistine Chapel. Take some time to admire the details, including Michelangelo’s interesting self-portrait.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Tickets

5. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-The-Line Tickets

Design your own itinerary with a full-day skip-the-ticket-line ticket, map, and a brief orientation, so you can enjoy the highlights of the Vatican museums’ famous collections at your own pace. Start by exploring areas most tour groups never see, like the paintings in the Pinacoteca gallery and the Etruscan museum, or spend more time admiring the scenery in famous areas like the Pinecone Courtyard and Gallery of Maps.  No trip to the Vatican is complete without visiting its shining star: the Sistine Chapel. Your ticket includes entry to the chapel and your orientation provides information on what to look for when you visit this incredible treasure.

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Early-Access Tickets

6. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Early-Access Tickets

Experience the treasures of the Vatican City with entry tickets to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Benefit from early access to beat the crowds and take all the time you need to explore. Admire the displays within the Museums and view the frescoes of the Revelation. Meet your host and follow them to the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Make your own way into the Museums and study the work within the Cabinet of Masks and the Gallery of Maps. Be admitted into the beautiful Sistine Chapel and be blown away by the breathtaking architecture. Gaze up at Michelangelo's masterpiece - the ceiling fresco of "the Creation of Adam."

Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket with Pizza

7. Rome: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Ticket with Pizza

With this experience, you will taste a traditional slice of pizza and a soft drink included with the entrance to the Vatican Museums. At a fixed time, you will be able to enter the Vatican Museum with skip-the-line entry, with help from staff onsite. See all the wonders displayed at your own pace, following your own itinerary. See with your own eyes the Sistine Chapel and its wonderfully decorated walls, and see the exciting frescos, paintings, sculptures and so much more. Feel free to explore all of the masterpieces in this amazing treasure to the fullest. After you’ve finished at the Museums, make your way (10 minutes walking) to get your pizza and soft drink.

Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Dinner & Opera Concert

8. Rome: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Dinner & Opera Concert

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace. Exit the Museum directly to St. Peter Basilica, once again avoiding the long ticket lines. After sightseeing the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter Basilica, rest and relax in a cozy family, Italian restaurant - Enoteca Corsi, where you will enjoy a delicious Italian dinner. Enoteca Corsi restaurant is visited not only by tourists but also by Roman residents, which is the best recommendation for this place. The restaurant is situated in the center of Rome, very close to the Pantheon. End your day by participating in an astonishing opera concert presented in the historic church in the center of Rome with excellent acoustics. During the concert, you will listen to the most beautiful opera arias and the most famous melodies of classical music composed by the greatest Italian composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Bellini, Vivaldi, Leoncavallo, and Mascagni. Moreover, you will be overjoyed by listening to magic Neapolitan songs. The concert program is presented by grand piano which accompanies exceptional tenor and soprano soloists in opera arias and Neapolitan songs. Free wine will be served during the concert intermission. Concerts take place in the magnificent Waldensian Church (via IV Novembre 107) with exceptional acoustics. The church is situated in a historical building in the center of Rome, only 300-meter walk from Piazza Venezia. Concert program Tomaso Albinoni „Adagio” Antonio Vivaldi “Spring” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “Nessun dorma” from “Turandot” Ruggero Leoncavallo “Mattinata” Pietro Mascagni “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana Giuseppe Verdi “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from “La Traviata” Giuseppe Verdi “La Traviata” – overture Antonio Vivaldi “Summer” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca” Break Neapolitan song “Torna a Surriento” Antonio Vivaldi „Autumn” from „The four seasons” Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto Quartet”– overture Giacomo Puccini “Vissi d’arte” from “Tosca” Giuseppe Verdi “La donna è mobile” from “Rigoletto” Giacomo Puccini “O mio babbino caro” Giuseppe Verdi „Celeste Aida” from „Aida” Antonio Vivaldi „Winter” from „The four seasons” – Neapolitan song „O sole mio” Approximate duration of the concert (min.): 70 with one break The organizer reserves the right to modify the content of the program Dinner menu Guests can choose from two menus Appetizer: Italian antipasto Main course: Mezzemaniche all'Amatriciana (pasta w bacon, tomato sauce & pecorino cheese) or Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti pasta w pecorino cheese & black peppers) Second Course: Roasted veal with potatoes or Buffalo Mozzarella cheese with fresh tomatoes and basil Dessert: Home-made dessert of the day Water and bread included Children under 6 years old will receive a smaller portion

Vatican and Colosseum 2-Day Priority Pass

9. Vatican and Colosseum 2-Day Priority Pass

Take a self-guided tour of the Vatican with a 2-day priority pass, and skip the lines at the Vatican Museums. See the famous Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and works of art such as the Pieta and the Last Judgment. On the second day, visit the monuments of ancient Rome. Head back in time to the era of gladiator games, public executions and naval battles inside the Colosseum. Climb the Palatine Hill to the birthplace of Rome. Walk along the Via Sacra to the Roman Forum, once the social, political, economic and religious center of Rome.

Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

10. Skip-The-Ticket-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entry

Save time with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and gain access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Exchange your voucher for an entrance ticket at the meeting point, then explore the museums at your own pace. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca, built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI. Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino, including the Hall of Animals set up under Pope Pius VI. Go to the Vatican Biblioteque, or wander among dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps, and discover the Raphael Rooms in the pope’s private chambers. A undoubted highlight is the legendary Sistine Chapel, where Michelangelo’s frescoes are on full display. Delve into early history at the Etruscan Museums, and enjoy the museum facilities, including a restaurant to break up the day. You are free to spend as long as you want in the museums, providing time to see the best of one of the largest art collections in the world.

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What people are saying about Vatican Museums

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I booked the visit to the Vatican museums for the first week of January. I found myself very well. With the skip the line we were able to enter immediately without queuing at the ticket office. Withdrew the audio guides we were able to immerse ourselves in the beauties of the museums and the Sistine chapel. Great experience, I recommend it.

In my opinion it was the best choice. It was very easy to find the entrance and the headset. I suggest you to bring your own earphones because the divice its like a cellphone and the earphones are not included. It was very easy to use and you just need to enter the number on the device which is showned next to the exhibit for more details.

It is difficult to leave this chapel where our eyes try to imprint on our brain all the marvelous compositions of Michelangelo. And the paintings are always very fresh. A splendor

Booked visit to the Vatican Museums with "Saltacoda", everything according to the program, streamlined and fast access.

Host was very clear and friendly. Made the process easy.