The Sistine Chapel

Italian version
Tickets & Tourist info
Entrance info
The Sistine Chapel is inserted in the museum complex of the Vatican Museums which follow the following opening hours:
  • 09.00 - 18.00: from Monday to Saturday, with last entry at 16.00
  • 09.00 - 14.00: last Sunday of the month, with last admission at 12.00
  • Closing days 2020: on Sunday (except the last of the month), Easter Sunday, January 1st and 6th, February 11th, March 19th, April 13th, May 1st, June 29, August 15 and December 8, 25 and 26
  • Temporary closures of the Sistine Chapel: 9 January 10.30-13.30 (last admission at 10.00), 10 January 15.30-18.00 (last admission at 15.00), 11 January 13.00-18.00 (last admission 12.30)

    Ticket information
    Ticket prices at the box office are:
  • € 17.00: full price
  • € 8.00: reduced price for minors between 6 and 18 years of age, students aged 25 and under (priests), men and women religious, seminarians and novices ( upon presentation of the appropriate documentation), employees of all the Offices, Departments and Bodies of the Holy See or of the Vatican City State (upon presentation of the identification document).
  • € 4.00: reduced price for groups of primary and secondary school students, of first and second grade.
  • Free: for all children under 6 years of age (not completed).

    Tickets are non-refundable

    Skip the Line Tickets

    School groups entrance
    For school groups the ticket price is:

  • € 4.00: for groups of students of primary and secondary schools, first and second grade
  • € 8.00: for groups of university students aged 25 and under (completed) All this upon presentation, on the day of the visit, of a letter of request from the home institution indicating the number of students, teachers or any other participants in the visit.
    For each group of 10 students there is a free admission ticket for the teacher while any other accompanying persons will be required to purchase the full fare ticket.
    Failure to present the documentation certifying the right to the tariff reduction, or the non-possession of the requisites required, will entail for the visitor the purchase of a new full-fare entrance ticket.

    Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo
    The Pontifical Villas, commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century as a papal country residence, are located 25 km south of Rome in the fairy-tale town of Castel Gandolfo.
    The property was first opened to the public in 2014 and spans 55 hectares, including the palace and the massive gardens built into the 2,000 year old ruins of Emperor Domitian's residence.
    It is therefore possible to buy the Skip the Line ticket for the tour with audio guide inside the Villas or take the complete package that includes Museums and Vatican Gardens, return train to Castel Gandolfo and access to the Papal Villas
    Tickets for the Papal Palace
    Package Vatican Museums + Papal Palace

    The Sistine Chapel for free
    They are entitled to free entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (by showing a document certifying one of the following conditions):

  • Children under 6 years (not completed)
  • Disabled people with certified disability over 74% and, in case of non self-sufficiency, an accompanying person.
  • University professors of the chairs of Archeology, Art History, Architecture and Ethnology, as well as of academies based in Rome, for the occasional holding - upon written request to the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage - of specialist lessons in the museum sectors relevant to your teaching area
  • Journalists authorized by the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage, upon recommendation from the Press Office of the Holy See, the Association of Foreign Press in Italy and the National Order (Italy) of Journalists.
  • Cardholders (valid): Icom (International Council of Museums) and Icomos (International Council on Monuments and Sites).
  • Donors of works, benefactors and members of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums association.
    In addition, admission is free for everyone during World Tourism Day - WTD (27 September) and every last Sunday of the month (if it does not coincide with Easter)